Adrianne Haslet, the dancer who lost part of her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings and became a symbol of resiliency, has returned home after spending nearly three weeks in the hospital for injuries she suffered when a car struck her in the Back Bay.
Haslet confirmed Tuesday via Twitter that she’d been discharged from Spaulding Rehabilitation Center.
“So good to be home after 18 days in the hospital,” Haslet tweeted. “Thank you to my doctors, surgeons, nurses, family and friends for the love and support! A special thank you to everyone who I don’t know personally but took the time to send well wishes! Sending love back to you! #BostonStrong”
Haslet was struck by a car in the Back Bay on the evening of Jan. 5.
She lost part of her leg during the April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. The perpetrators also killed an MIT police officer while they were on the run.
After Haslet’s amputation, she continued to dance and even appeared on ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
On Monday, Haslet took to Instagram to give a shout-out to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a day after he led the Pats to a thrilling overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football Conference title game.
“GOAT,” Haslet wrote, using the acronym for Greatest of All Time. “You inspire everyone by not giving up! I won’t give up either, I’m getting back out on that marathon course. #patriotsnation #bostonstrong.”
She also posted a three-year-old photo of her and Brady taken when she returned to the marathon course as a runner with a prosthetic leg.Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.