Dancer from Wash. who lost foot in bombings is out of the hospital
The dance instructor from Issaquah, Wash. who lost part of her leg in the Boston bombings is out of the hospital.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis and her mother stopped by the growing memorial to the victims in Boston after she was discharged Sunday.
Haslet-Davis was on the sidelines when the bombs went off and has vowed to dance again - with the goal of one day running in the Boston Marathon.
Haslet, a 1998 Issaquah High School graduate who later moved to Boston and went to work as an Arthur Murray Dance Studio employee, thought she was going to die when she looked down and saw how her body had been mutilated.
"I remember thinking, 'That's so gross,' and being terrified that this is the moment I was going to die," she said.
Haslet crawled toward a restaurant door, before someone dragged her toward a staircase. Her husband, although also injured, took off his belt to make a tourniquet for her. Then others arrived to help and soon she was in a triage area where someone wrote a number on her forehead.
"I just prayed that I had a number that was high enough to get help," she said. "I just kept screaming out, 'I'm a ballroom dancer! I'm a ballroom dancer! Just save my foot."
The next day, she woke up at Boston Medical Center and saw her mother.
"I told my mom 'My foot feels like it's asleep.' And she said, 'Adrianne, you don't have a foot anymore.'"