Bombing Survivor to Run the 120th Boston Marathon
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis is training to run the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. Haslet-Davis will run to honour those who were injured and perished on April 15, 2013, and to raise funds for Oklahoma City-based Limbs for Life Foundation.
Haslet-Davis, a professional ballroom dancer, was near the finish line in downtown Boston when the attacks took place nearly three years ago. Losing her left leg from the knee down, she has become an inspirational speaker, advocate and philanthropist. She has spoken throughout the U.S. to offer encouragement to those who have faced adversity in their lives.
"This year we mark the third anniversary of that terrible day," said Haslet-Davis. "Back in 2013, I vowed to dance again and made a pledge to run the Boston Marathon. I've since danced, and on this April I will make good on that promise and along with my #AdrianneStrong team, we will run my first marathon and raise funds for Limbs for Life, which is such an amazing organization for amputees.">p>The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global non-profit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. The organization's goal is to provide a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives.