Thanks to a prosthetic leg, however, Haslet-Davis has resumed her dancing career. Now she just has one more thing to check off: Running in this year’s Boston Marathon.
She talked about her preparations with the Associated Press:
She said she’s up to 10 miles in training, using a carbon-fiber blade to help fulfill a promise she made to herself after the attacks — a vow, she jokes, “that I made while I was doped up on Vicodin.”“I’m really excited and slightly terrified,” she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview after announcing her intentions Tuesday in an appearance on the Hallmark Channel.
In 2014, Haslet-Davis ran the last few blocks of the course with her brothers. At last year’s race, Haslet-Davis and a partner danced across the finish line:
And now she wants to finish the whole darn thing — all 26.2 miles of it — on April 18 to help raise money and awareness for Limbs for Life, an organization that provides prostheses to low-income amputees who can’t afford an artificial limb.
“Back in 2013, I vowed to dance again and made a pledge to run the Boston Marathon. I’ve since danced, and on April 18, 2016, I will make good on that promise,” she told the AP. “I knew it would be powerful if I were able to do that – not only for myself but for other amputees who are saying, ‘I can’t do this or that.’”