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April 23rd, 2013
11:55 PM ET

Boston bombing survivor: I take it day by day

Dance teacher Adrianne Haslet-Davis was thrown from the blast at the Boston Marathon finish line. She realized immediately she needed to act to save her foot. After crawling to a bar for help, her husband, who was also injured, and a good samaritan tried to use their belts as tourniquets to stop the bleeding. Adrianne was relieved when they were finally taken to a hospital for care. When she awoke after surgery, she saw that her left foot and part of her leg had been amputated. In a moving interview, she's tells Anderson Cooper that she's determined to dance again and conquer the challenges that stand in her way.

If you'd like to help Adrianne and Adam, find more information on http://www.gofundme.com/AdrianneFund

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  1. Linda Viscusi

    Adrienne, Your smile, oh, your smile is such an inspiration! I wish you strenth each day and know that you will come back strong with such a great attitude. I had a simple knee replacement and sometimes I foolishly complain. No more! I will think of your determination any time I feel a twinge and say a prayer for your recovery. I can't wait to watch you and Anderson dance. Good thoughts to you and your husband!

    May 15, 2013 at 8:59 pm |