Person of the Week: Surviving the Boston Bombing and Now Dancing

After losing her leg a professional dancer makes good on her vow to dance again.
3:00 | 03/21/14

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Finally tonight here, our "Person of the week." A ballroom dancer and a dream dashed in the Boston bombings. But she was not about to let them win. Nearly a year ago now, April 15th, it started out as a gorgeous day in Boston, she was back by her husband's side, along the route of the Boston marathon, he just returned from Afghanistan. We weren't playinning on going to see the marathon. We were celebrating the fact that he got back without injury. Just really great as we were walking towards the finish line, a bomb went off. I wrapped my arms around him, underneath his arms, under his chest. Reporter: She and her husband standing just a few feet away from the second bomb, her husband with shrapnel with her leg, her foot nearly blown off. I remember them saying you might have lost your leg and I said, no, no, that's not going to happen I'm a dancer. Reporter: But doctors had to, amputating her lower left leg. So began the journey of intense rehab and intense pain, both physically and emotionally. Her husband right there beside her. She would spend an entire year determined to get back on her feet, determined to dance again and this week at the conference in Vancouver, she was about to stun the crowd. Behind the scenes she was in tears. I just started bawling. Even before I got out there and the stage manager was very sweet, she's throwing tissues at you. It was like, wipe those tears away. Reporter: Tonight, right here for the first time, you're seeing what she did. ? Dancing again. The rumba with her dance partner. Hardly a dry eye in the room. It just felt -- I felt victorious. Before the dance even started. I wasn't going to let this stop me. When I think I can't do something, I just tell myself I'm not going to let them win. So we choose Adrian haslet-dav haslet-davis. .

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