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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
What People Say When They Don’t Know What to Say
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet recommends small steps we can take to help our loved ones in the face of tragedy.
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WASHINGTON — There have been many quotable quotes over the ages, and most of them were said by men. Quotabelle.com features quotes by women and the stories behind the words. Pauline Weger, the woman behind the website, has now compiled 110 of the quotes and stories into a book, Beautifully Said: Quotes by Remarkable Women and…Details
A few well-known folks ran the Celebrity Mile portion of the DMSE Sports Classic, held over the weekend at Merrimack College in North Andover. Events also included a half marathon, 10K, and 5K races. Among those breaking a sweat were NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Police Commissioner Bill Evans, “The Singing Trooper” Dan Clark, famed distance…Details
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…Details
If sports or socializing aren’t your thing, navigating school as an adolescent can be challenging. Avid reader Shayna Anne Rose, 10, discovered this truth in second grade when her teacher told her she could no longer read at recess and needed to interact with classmates. To cope with this shift, Shayna started a class newspaper on…Details
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…Details
With visions of ostrich feathers and high heels fading on the sidewalk next to her blown-off leg, the ballroom dancer whose dream of being the next Ginger Rogers was jolted back to determination when a doctor told her he’d never seen an amputee dance. He wasn’t her doctor, but he watched Adrianne Haslet’s interview with…Details