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American Airlines loses Boston Marathon survivor’s prosthetic leg

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, had her prosthetic leg lost by American Airlines late last week.

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, had her luggage, which included her prosthetic leg, lost by American Airlines late last week.

Haslet-Davis, a professional dancer who lost her leg running the marathon in 2013, tweeted at the airline stating that $250,000 worth of dance parts and her prosthetic had been lost.

The prosthetic, manufactured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, was designed for Haslet-Davis to continue her dance career. Haslet-Davis was able to finish the Boston Marathon just one year after being injured.

Fortunately, American Airlines was able to locate Haslet-Davis’ belongings but not before the luggage had traveled to another country.

Haslet-Davis made her first public dance appearance with the prosthetic at the TED Conference in March 2014 in Vancouver.