We can only assume we know or understand what it must be like – to not only lose your leg in a tragic disaster that is reported on and televised around the globe – but to lose your ability to cope and live your life to the fullest – how could we know?
At her lowest moment, perhaps she felt that way? I don’t assume or judge – period. You can watch the videos below and amass your own feelings.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a human-being made up of self-doubt, questions, confidence, determination, anger, excitement, life-loving, fear, pissed-off even, and a host of other adjectives. How do I know? I know because all of us humans have the same fabric of emotions that run through our spine. Her compass is aligned with the struggle; as she calls it “the deep raw grit that it took to get there.” (click images to spotlight)
Ironically Adrianne was a bystander at the Boston Marathon in 2013, along with her husband, it was simply happenstance that she was at the very place at that moment in time when the blast went off. This time however in 2016, Adrianne was a runner at the Boston Marathon, and as TMZ reported – SHE DID IT!!!
Tweet – 5:21 PM PT — Adrianne just got a shout out from President Obama … who wrote: “Thank you, Adrianne, for being Boston Strong. Terror and bombs can’t beat us. We carry on. We finish the race!”
SHE DID IT!!!
Adrianne Haslet has just crossed the finish line in the Boston Marathon … 3 years after losing her leg while a spectator at the very same race.
I have not met Adrianne, but I can tell you that I love her spirit and her being. In fact, I hope to have the opportunity to share her incredible journey on national radio. She took all these human emotions and turned them into a winning strategy. “I never want to portray that it’s easy for me, I’m doing it to show how hard it is,” says Adrianne Haslet-Davis.
The brink of an idea! “the deep raw grit that it took to get there” So what exactly is ‘deep raw grit’ anyways? It’s taking those low moments and turning them into life’s best moments! It’s replacing the anger and fear with a level of determination that every Olympic athlete has experienced at one time or another. It’s a commitment to living life to the absolute fullest, no matter what! Here are 3 simple rules to follow:
- You can not assume that you know how your fellowman is suffering, nor should you pretend that you do know.
- Be supportive. What does that mean? Don’t be void in the conversation and don’t be a pain in the ass either.
- If you are real – then your authenticity shines through I promise you. She doesn’t need your sympathy, or your over-encouragement either. Keep it real.
The story of Adrianne Haslet-Davis is well documented. Watch, enjoy, but most importantly – learn something to bring value to your own life.
For more incredible stories like this one, go to the BRINK! The Human Spirit Knows No Bounds BrinkofGreatness
This is Malcolm Out Loud
Radio & Television Host | Author | Speaker & Brink Thinker
“I hope I have enough hydration to cry and run at the same time,” she told WCVB News.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a professional ballroom dancer whose world came crashing down when she lost her left leg below the knee at the Boston Marathon Bombings. She has made the long journey back to the dance floor with her partner Artsiom Chapialiou and hopes to inspire other amputees to dance as well.
Adrianne gives us the guidebook on a topic we will all face in one way or another in our lives. This riveting talk is told through Adrianne’s own stories of recovery where she learned very quickly that even the most well-intentioned words would never make her leg grow back.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis Is Not Only Surviving; She’s Thriving