Adrianne Haslet-Davis was cheering on the runners crossing the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon when the second of two bombs exploded. She lost her left leg below the knee, which would seem to be a terrible thing to happen to someone who makes her living as a professional ballroom dancer.

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.’”