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A Boston Bombing Survivor Returns To Run The Marathon On Her Prosthetic Leg

Apr 24, 2015

On April 15, 2013 the city of Boston - and the entire nation - was rocked by the explosion of a homemade bomb set off by the Tsarnaev brothers at the Boston Marathon. Three people lost their lives that day and more than 260 runners and spectators were badly injured. As the city and the world rallied around the cry of "Boston Strong," some victims struggled with their lives in the balance.

Among the injured that day was Rebekah Gregory, who underwent 35 surgeries and lost a leg as a result of the bombing. In spite of all that, Rebekah hasn't stopped running. This year, she ran the last 3.5 miles of the marathon on her new prosthetic leg. 

Rebekah Gregory was badly injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. She lost a leg and was fighting just to stay alive.

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Through 35 operations and an amputation, she kept smiling and refused to give in.

Earlier this month, she ran the last 3.5 miles with her new prosthetic leg.

She's affectionately dubbed it "Felicia."

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It's clearly perfect for any outfit and any occasion.

She recently commented on her experience by saying, "Two years ago, I was lying on the pavement, fighting for my life. One year ago, I was being pushed in a wheelchair across the finish line when we did the 1K Tribute."

The very purpose of terrorism is to instill terror, to make people too afraid to live their lives. People like Rebekah Gregory are an inspiration because they prove that the human spirit cannot be conquered so easily, that love will ultimately always conquer hatred and that courage will always win over fear.

Credit: Bored Panda

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