Adrianne Haslet Orthotics and Prosthetics tour (320x240)
Adrianne Haslet, a competitive ballroom dancer who lost her lower left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, and Baylor College of Medicine Orthotics and Prosthetics Program director Jared Howell.

Adrianne Haslet, a competitive ballroom dancer who lost her lower left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, met with first-year students in Baylor College of Medicine’s Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Thursday, Dec. 3. After sharing her personal story of adjusting to life with a prosthesis and a return to dancing, she toured the lab where students learn to fabricate and fit prosthetic and orthotic devices.

She served as an inspiration to students. “It’s really cool to see that we can help people go back to the quality of life they had before losing a limb,” said student Karli Reich.

Haslet will have another opportunity to make an impact on students as the speaker at the Baylor College of Medicine School of Allied Health Sciences Commencement, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Grand Hall at the Lancaster Center, 71 Oakdale St.

Among the graduates are 39 students in the Physician Assistant Program, 16 from the Doctor of Nursing Practice and 18 students from the Master of Science in Orthotic and Prosthetics Program.

Orthotics and prosthetics students mark the inaugural class to graduate in the program, which was established at Baylor in 2013.