Re: DWTS Season 16
posted at 4/28/2013 5:37 AM EDT
‘Stars’ align for Adrianne Haslet-Davis
The Inside Track Sunday, April 28, 2013 Michael Maloney
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, the ballroom dancer who lost a leg to the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings but vowed to dance again, has inspired people from all walks of life with her grit and determination.
When it was announced that Haslet-Davis would be featured on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” in a segment to be aired Tuesday, the Track caught up with DWTS dancer Tony Dovolani, last season’s winner.
“When I heard Adrianne’s story my heart broke,” he said. “It’s a dancer’s nightmare. To hear that she’s in such good spirits and she wants to make a speedy recovery and dance again (is inspiring). … I teach people that are in wheelchairs. I’ve been to many hospitals where I’ve danced with young ladies with amputations. … My heart goes out to her. Adrianne’s courage is inspiring to all of us.”
Dovolani added, “Dancing, in any crisis, is very uplifting. It’s been a great support. It brings life back to order. DWTS has taken the lead in those kind of situations — we all got very much involved … to bring a smile to somebody’s face in a times of crisis does wonders. Dancing can bring a lot of awareness, cheers, laughter and even tears if needed.”
Fellow DWTS cast member Cheryl Burke echoed his support. “It’s devastating. First, my heart goes out to everyone in Boston; I’m constantly praying for everyone there and everyone who’s been affected by the bombings, especially Adrianne; her story is sad, but I want her to know — and it sounds like she does — that if her passion is to continue to dance then she will.
“I truly believe that after reading her story she’s such a strong woman and she’s not going to let anything get in her way. I can only imagine what she’s going through. … Dancing has been my passion for the last 25 years. I’m sending her well wishes and am encouraging her to stay strong. Know that you can still do what you want and continue to teach dance. People will be so inspired by your story.”
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