OPAF announces new advisory board members

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation has invited four new members, including a professional ballroom dancer and a national paraclimber, to its advisory board, according to a press release. The new members are Adrianne Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer and an Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) first dance instructor in Boston; Tommy Lyon, a…

Swimmer Diana Nyad steps up for walk

Athlete leads 130-mile walk to Maine NEWBURYPORT – A group of 110 walkers – including international long-distance swimmer and “Dancing With The Stars” veteran Diana Nyad – strutted into Market Landing Park on Tuesday for a lunch break on the way from Boston to Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The travelers were part of a movement known…

Adrianne Haslet with Rebecca Correia

Rebecca Correia: Solid Ground

Featuring dancer Adrianne Haslet, half of proceeds to support Limbs For Life Foundation Rebecca Correia’s latest single dropped today alongside a moving video featuring dancer Adrianne Haslet, who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. The song was produced by Keb’ Mo’ and is being released by Kind of Blue Music. Partly filmed aboard…

Someone 2 Know: Adrianne Haslet

It seems a week doesn’t go by without reports of a terror attack and the lives lost.  But, how about those who live through it?  Last month Reno had a special visit from a survivor who spoke at the Women of Achievement luncheon (http://nevadawomensfund.org/) that Channel 2 was proud to help sponsor. Adrianne Haslet quickly…

Amputee community: Give us ‘leg to stand on’

WASHINGTON – O&P stakeholders yesterday called on lawmakers to ensure that any healthcare reform plan does not return America to a pre-ACA world where amputees can’t afford a leg. “Before ACA, amputation was considered a pre-existing condition and there were unreasonable limits in insurance coverage,” said Dr. Jeff Cain, a Denver-based physician and head of…

Bombing survivor takes to the runway

Boston bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet stole the show with her brave walk down the runway for Canadian designer Lesley Hampton at Vancouver Fashion Week. With her amputated leg proudly on display, Adrianne joined Irish plus -size model Tia Duffy in a glitzy show celebrating diversity. In 2013 ballroom dancer Adrianne was cheering on contestants in…