During her recovery, Adrianne was determined to turn tragedy into opportunity to help others.

She has become a strong voice for the amputee community, supporting organizations that share her value for helping others.

This journey began with shortly after losing her leg, when Adrianne was connected with Limbs for Life. As she learned about their mission and was drawn to their shared passion and contacted them to get involved. Since that first call, Adrianne has dedicated herself to direct fundraising and advocacy for Limbs for Life, donating fly miles and hotel points, giving speeches on their behalf, and encouraging others to give the gift of mobility.

Adrianne’s story came full circle in 2016, when she herself ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of Limbs for Life, raising over $25,000 to support their work. She inspired thousands of spectators along the route, particularly when she triumphantly – and defiantly – crossed the finish line.

Adrianne is now a member of the Limbs for Life Board of Directors, and has broadened her advocacy work to include other inspiring organizations such as:

  • Range of Motion Project, who’s mission is to provide high quality prosthetic care in underserved populations in Ecuador and Guatemala, which enhances mobility and unlocks human potential.
  • The A2A Alliance (Adversity to Advocacy), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges
  • American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and products to O&P professionals.