Heather Abbott, Boston Bombing victim, transforms tragedy through community, gratitude & acceptance.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 26, 2013
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From Victim to Survivor to Hero: Community Support & Love, Positive Outlook & Acceptance make all the Difference.

Heather Abbott lost her leg in the Boston Bombing. Here’s her moving, inspiring news conference.

“You can’t sit there and say ‘What if?’ …This is the situation I’m faced with. It’s not gonna change, so for me to dwell in the negative is sort of a waste of time to me.”

This woman is an example of the best of America—transforming victimhood and tragedy into heroism and gratitude.

With thanks to our friends at Shambhala Sun, namely Rod, for his commentary and heads up on this inspirational woman.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Heather Abbott, Boston Bombing victim, transforms tragedy through community, gratitude & acceptance.”

  1. BBolder says:

    Very impressive. If this would have happened to me, they wouldn't let a camera near me – I would be bawling uncontrollably – the hospital PR person would be saying, "Shift that guy into the far wing; don't let anyone see him!"

  2. Budabebe says:

    I just sat and watched the whole video, what a truly brave woman and a kind gentle doctor. So impressed by her ability to move on an face the future, I wish her a long and happy life.