Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet is to appear on Dancing With The Stars despite having part of her leg amputated just days ago.
Mrs Haslet, who has become a symbol of American resilience after the Boston bombings, said she is 'honored' to make a guest appearance on the show.
Details of her guest appearance and role on the primetime dance competition are yet to be revealed.
But the ballroom dancer- who is said to be a fan of the programme- said 'dancing is my life' and vowed to start training as soon as possible.
Haslet takes her first tentative steps towards recovery. The professional ballroom dancer is said to be a fan of DWTS and counts Derek Hough as her favourite professional performer
DWTS host Tom Bergeron last night promised viewers that Mrs Haslet will appear in next week's episode.
He said: 'We were all very moved by her inspirational outlook. We’ll tell you how we hope to be part of her recovery'.
Mrs Haslet messaged as friend saying 'OHMUGOD!!!!!!!!! I loooove Derek!!!!!!' when she learned that DWTS favourite Derek Hough wants to dance with her.
Hough, one of the show's professional dancers told the Boston Herald, 'It’s hard for anyone to really quite understand what she must be going through and what she’s going to go through with rehab and getting her balance back'
'But if she has the determination and she has the passion — and it sounds like she does — she’s going to run that marathon and she’s going to be dancing again. It’s not going to slow her down.'
Adrianne Haslet has become the face of a host of amputees who are struggling to recover from the Boston bombings.
Beth Roche wakes up knowing she can’t feel sorry for herself, that she has to focus on rehabbing her ravaged left leg.
But despite life-changing injuries, both women have vowed that the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and left them among the ranks of more than 260 injured will not define their lives.
Parts of them may be broken, but both patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital said in separate interviews yesterday that their spirits are intact and their thoughts are positive.
'I absolutely want to dance again an
d I also want to run the marathon next year,' said Haslet. 'I will crawl across the finish line, literally crawl, if it means I finish it.'
Roche, a 59-year-old medical office manager from Highland, Ind., who ran Chicago’s marathon last year, said she’s concentrating on more than just walking again.
'I want to do another marathon by the time I’m 65,' she said.
Adrianne Haslet has become a symbol of bravery int he aftermath of the Boston bombings
Roche said the first bomb at the marathon peeled her leg open “like a sardine can.” It happened right after she saw her daughter, Rebecca Roche, a 33-year-old Boston pharmacist, cross the race’s finish line.
The mother has had one surgery in which doctors implanted pins and plates in her leg, and has another surgery in her future.
The first blast left bones poking out of her leg, and made her unable to run for cover. She said a first responder tried to shield her as the second bomb exploded.
Roche ended up at Tufts Medical Center, and begged staffers before she went into surgery to find her family and let them know she was alive.
The blast from the second explosion knocked Haslet off her feet from about four feet away.
The Boston woman, an Arthur Murray Dance Studio employee, thought she was going to die when she looked down and saw how her body had been mutilated.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2314561/Boston-bomb-victim-Adrianne-Haslet-appear-Dancing-With-The-Stars.html#ixzz2RTh8ST3j
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook