Me and my mutual followers that never seem to actually talk but we like and reblog each other’s posts:
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.
Marisa Inda. Regulatooooooors….how many can you do? L-sit to handstand to hspu repeat. I did 3 consecutive but took like 4 tries of only getting one n a half before I got the 3 resulting in: →Core fried →Triceps fried →delts on fiya →Shakey ass legs Tag a#calisthenics warrior and tell em to mount up.
Before, depressed with an eating disorder. Now, recovered caveman.
Re-blogging this cuz its from a guys perceptive!
I want to hug you.
Come and get your huuuugs
Seriously. Proud of you and stuff. Can I get in on the hug?
Of course you can. I love hugs. I’ll just try not to squeeze too hard.