One of the survivors of last year's bombing lost a leg in the attack and has had a long road to recovery. Along the way, she was reunited with the stranger who helped her that day. The two now share an unbreakable bond. Randi Kaye catches up with both women to see how this past year has changed them and made them stronger.
We have been following the remarkable journey of Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer who lost part of her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. A year later, she has shown tremendous determination, and with the help of a prosthetic leg she is making incredible progress. Today her brothers ran the race in her honor and she joined them at the end to cross the finish line. Anderson spoke to Adrianne about today's race.
Some ran to prove the terrorists did not win. Some ran to remember. Some ran to show what "Boston Strong" really means. There were as many reasons to run as there were runners in today's Boston Marathon. A year after a terror attack targeted the race, this year's Marathon had one of the largest field of runners in the race's history. That was matched by an overwhelming turnout of fans cheering along the route.
AC360 Producer Chuck Hadad was at today's race and sent back these photos.
The nation paused today to mark one year since the terror attack Boston Marathon bombing. The city of Boston marked this milestone by reflecting on a year filled with challenges and resilience. 'Boston Strong' has become the city's rallying cry, and Boston's strength was on full display today.
This year's World Series is special to Boston. It comes six months after the bombing at the Boston Marathon severely tested the city's resilience. By all accounts, the people who call Boston home have emerged stronger than ever.'Boston Strong,' as they say. For bombing survivor Steven Byrne, it has been a tough road to recovery, buoyed by the spirit of the city and his beloved Red Sox. Gary Tuchman went to Boston and watched game one of the series with Steven.
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Six months after the Boston Marathon terror attack, we may soon learn whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face the death penalty. Prosecutors say they will make their recommendation by the end of this month. Susan Candiotti has the latest on the case.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a survivor of the Boston bombings. The professional dance instructor lost her left leg below the knee and has vowed to dance again. Adrianne, along with her husband Adam, who was also injured in the attack, agreed to videotape her recovery for AC 360°. The journey they documented in the six months since the bombings is filled with triumphs and struggles of both body and mind. Through every step, Adrianne is determined to be made whole again, resilient in the face of extreme challenges. She insists no one should ever call her a victim – she’s a survivor.
Six months have passed since the terror attack at the Boston Marathon. It was shortly after that tragedy that we met, Adrianne Haslet-Davis. She is a professional dancer who lost her left leg below the knee and vows to dance again. We are following the inspiring story of her recovery.
Editor's note: If you'd like to help Erika cover the cost of some of her medical bills, her friends have established the Erika Brannock Fund to collect donations.
Erika Brannock, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, anxiously purses her lips.
Her eyes jump and she is quick to smile and laugh.
This is what someone looks like waiting to meet the person, a stranger, who she believes saved her life.
"I told my cousin last night that it's kind of like the night before Christmas, where you're so excited, but nervous at the same time and you can't sleep," Brannock told CNN's AC360 on Wednesday.
Brannock is about to meet Amanda North, a woman who took her hand and did not let go.
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