Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a 32 year old dancer who lost everything five inches below her knee on her left leg because two poor excuses for humans decided to bomb the Boston Marathon last week.
Whatever the reason for the bombing, it obviously didn't work. We might have lost three lives and some lives have changed forever, but they did not break the city, the nation, or their victims. They under-estimated how strong good people can be!
Take Adrianne for instance. She lost her foot and part of her leg, but guess what?
As a triple amputee, Marine Cpl. Juan Dominguez doesn't just deserve this smart home, he needs it.
He lost both legs and an arm when he landed on a buried bomb after slipping down an embankment in Afghanistan.
You might recognize this story — we've talked about it before. With the help of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its partner, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the house is being completely donated.
Twenty-nine-year-old Sgt. James Thomas Hackemer died in an unfortunate roller coaster accident at a New York amusement park over the weekend. The Army veteran had lost all of his left leg and most of his right one in 2008 when an explosive penetrated his armor, severely wounding him. He had lost tremendous amounts of blood, had two strokes, and was in a coma for six weeks. But, he was a a fighter and survived.
…Which makes this story so much more tragic. Hackemer was thrown from the roller coaster Ride of Steel at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort near Buffalo. He fell from the 208-foot-tall ride and died.
He was determined to ride every roller coaster," said his sister, who was on the ride with him. "That minute he was on that ride, he probably felt the happiest and most normal he's felt in three and a half years."
Another sister says that the park attendants did not question whether or not he should have been put on the ride, considering there was a height limit.
His sister said:
"What gives us peace right now with this whole situation is we've had James for the last three and a half years when we were told he wouldn't survive, we were told he would never wake up, he would be a vegetable. And he overcame that and we overcame it as a family. So I look on the last three and a half years as a blessing."
That's such a lovely way of putting it considering her brother's tragic death. Our hearts go out to the entire family.
We imagine this one won't be easy to watch, but we're sure it's going to be amazing!
Director Danny Boyle's new film, 127 Hours - his first since the Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire - has just secured a November 5th release date, despite having no promotional material - or even a screening - released so far!
And right before awards season?! We think that's pretty bold!
The movie stars James Franco as the real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who was forced to cut his own arm off with a knife when he became trapped under a boulder! Janis IanLizzy Caplan, Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn co-star.
Like we said - not something that's going to be easy to watch! But we trust Danny Boyle!
And James Franco is still easy on the eyes - even if he's in various states of peril!