Lauren Cooper meets The Queen (x)
THE BALLS THAT WOMAN HAS
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
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On 16 April 2005 - 9 years ago today - the BBC announced that David Tennant was to be the Tenth Doctor.
Because I am sure David was delighted that Matt got a few days in Manhattan.
And not at all bitter.
"So I’m going to prove it to you. And I’m sorry. I’m really very sorry."
there’s a little girl out there
and she’ll be waiting a long time
so she’s going to need a lot of hope