Last spring, Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Adrianne Haslet Davis, made a brief appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” and promised to return. With the fall season just ended, the tenacious woman was nowhere to be seen on the show but according to Dec. 3 report by the Boston Herald, that doesn’t mean she won’t still make that appearance.
Davis, an Arthur Murray Dance Studio instructor, lost her foot in the bombing. She was featured on an emotional and supportive segment of the 2013 spring season where she was shown in therapy and attempting to put her life back together. At the time, Davis was supposed to make appearance on the show and hopefully dance with her idol, Derek Hough.
When the fall season came around, Adrianne was not yet ready to take to the ballroom floor. Sources close to the show say that she is still welcome whenever she is ready.
After her first taped appearance on the show, ABC changed the format and cut the show from two nights each week to just one. This eliminated many of the prerecorded packages but that wasn’t the reason Adrianne didn’t appear this season. She just wasn’t ready.
According to DWTS professional dancer Mark Ballas, who used Davis’ studio last season while he was partnered with Olympian Aly Raisman, “It would be an honor to have her come in. I think it would be inspiration for everyone. That’s what’s great about this show. We give hope to people who think that they can’t or that it’s too hard.”
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