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Boston Marathon survivor and dancer, Adrianne Haslet-Davis, recently left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

Haslet-Davis  – who lost her foot in the bombing – said that she asked the national news program not to mention the bombing suspect’s name but they did anyway, which prompted her to leave before filming.

She tweeted:

According to HuffingtonPost:

“NBC News spokeswoman Erika Masonhall says Haslet-Davis was due to take part in a round-table discussion and asked that the suspects’ names not be mentioned. Masonhall says given the nature of the discussion ‘Meet the Press’ could not make that guarantee and regrets any distress caused by the miscommunication. She says the NBC News president left a voicemail for Haslet-Davis apologizing for the confusion.”

Adrianne followed up her tweets, with a full explanation on her blog:

To whom it may concern,

I need to follow up on what I expressed to the coordinator, the host and the executive producer before I left the studio.

I needn’t apologize for leaving you this morning, as you made your decision. I am not one to ask for people to wait on me hand and foot, for people to bend over backwards and leave their own well being to take care of mine…this is not my character nor is it my intent.

But I did specifically ask of two things for this interview, one being that his name (and you know to whom I refer to) not be mentioned in my presence. Your decision to back out on that promise you made and the horrific way you brought that decision to my attention just minutes prior to taping was not only a cowardice move but a dishonorable one as well. To say that I am hurt is an understatement, for you not only disrespected me, you disrespected the survivors of the bombing and the victims memories by blatantly disregarding this request and putting the value of a terrorist’s name, who put a city in turmoil and caused irrevocable damage physically and emotionally to people of this city, over Boston’s integrity, fortitude, and my personal well being.

My second request you know of, to be referred to as a survivor, not a victim. This one you honored, but I think you forget what a victim truly is defined as. For I will not be a victim, not on anyones level, whether it be from a terrorist, or the press.


Adrianne continues to inspire by dancing, even with the loss of her leg. Check her out in the video above and a photo below.

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SOURCE: HuffPost, Twitter, | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter

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