Boston Marathon Explosion Victim To Appear On Dancing With The Stars 2013 Week 7

20130429-143445.jpgWell, isn’t this the “feel good” news story of the week? My heart swelled with admiration and pride when I read via the Boston Herald that Boston victim and amputee, Adrianne Haslet-Davis, will appear on this week’s episode of Dancing With The Stars.

As many of of you already know, Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a dancer and her story, as told via CNN and numerous news outlets, was an inspiring journey of courage and determination.

DWTS host, Tom Bergeron, made the announcement last week.

I am assuming she will be on Tuesday’s Results Show but, one never knows, so tune into the performance Monday night just in case she is on during that time.

According to the Boston Herald:

“We were all very moved by her inspirational outlook. We’ll tell you how we hope to be part of her recovery,” Bergeron said.

Now, that is truly exciting and phenomenal, don’t you think?

Via The Boston Herald

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

7 Responses to “Boston Marathon Explosion Victim To Appear On Dancing With The Stars 2013 Week 7”

  1. Wow! Get your box of tissues ready!!!


  2. That is a good story. They showed her briefly last week and a little more last night, but no live apearance yet. I’m afraid depression is going to hit her like a brick in a year or two when what has happened to her sinks in but I hope not. She may be one of those rare people who are just thankful that it wasn’t worse and move on.

    ***MCL ALERT**** Michael Buble will be singing on DWTS tonight!


  3. Gene – my Michaelis on DWTS! Guess what I will be watching!

    Yes, I worry for her and for all the Marathon Bombing victims. Once all the hoopla has died down, that’s when the shock wears off and
    depression hits. The reality of loving with a new, well, reality.

    However, it is a journey and, in the end, she will be fine. She is young, determined and surrounded by a strong and loving support system.


  4. Yes, Tom said last night that the Buble would be on tonight’s show singing songs from his new album, so that should be good. I knew you would want to know.

    I expect to see her dancing with the stars next season if she can master her prosthetic by then. She wouldn’t be the first lady to dance on the show with a prosthetic leg though. They may give her special consideration and not hold her past experience against her in light of having to start over in a sense.


  5. Gene,

    I think you brought up an important point. Right now there is still some shock and denial for those who have been seriously injured. I saw an interview with Adrianne on CNN and definitely had the sense that it really has not fully set in yet. Their lives will never be the same. I do think that depression may set in after some time. Just trying to do the little things in their daily lives and adjusting to prosthetics and the reality of what has happened, will be extremely difficult for these people.

    Oh and thanks for the news about Michael Buble! I was going to watch anyway, but now it’s must-see tv for me! Love him!


  6. Hi Mindy,
    I had a similar experience of having a life changing injury during a locally high profile event. At first there are support and accolades, then, as you recover to the extent possible and try to adjust to your new set of life circumstances it can hit you pretty hard that you are no longer the same person that you spent your life becoming. It can have a major impact on you and it tends to come at a time when no one is paying attention to you anymore. It’s through no fault of theirs, but that’s just how life is.

    There is a group of men, maybe some women as well, who came together after this event to try and help the wounded survivors understand what the whole recovery process was like for them so they will be able to take advantage of resources available to them now and have the best possible outcome for the long term. It seems like barbarians have a way of bringing out the best in civilized people, and this group is just another example.

    BTW, Mindy if I failed to mention it, you did a nice job reviewing DWTS last week, so thank you for that.

    And BTW2, I discovered a little HD add on package from my cable provider that added 4 additional HD channels to my line up which includes Palladia, so now I get LFDH on TV and no longer have to watch it on the internet. Life is good! There is another show on Palladia called Latter with Jools Holland that is sort of a modern day Ed Sullivan except that it’s all music. Some good, some bad but worth a look.


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