Watch This Boston Marathon Victim’s Dream Come True When She Performs for the First Time since the Bombing
When ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing almost a year ago, she swore she’d dance again. Hugh Herr, the head of MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group who is himself an amputee, took on her challenge and formed a team to build Haslet-Davis a bionic limb. In just 200 days Herr and his team helped Haslet-Davis perform again for the first time since the bombing at the TED2014 Conference.
Through this impressive and heart-melting feat, Haslet-Davis and Herr inspire us to do two things: first, to never underestimate what the human body is capable of. And, no matter what obstacles are thrown in our way, to always continue toward our goals.
Check out the video above to learn how bionic limbs are changing people’s lives. Fast forward to 14:50 to watch Haslet-Davis’ story.