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Great article from @_ericlarson on the inspirational #RebekahGregoryDiMartino

April 21, 2015

Rebekah Gregory DiMartino, Boston Marathon, hero, respect

Two years ago, Rebekah Gregory DiMartino was standing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a bomb exploded just a few feet in front of her. She underwent countless surgeries over the following year — most of them on her left leg, which was the most mangled from the explosion — but none were particularly successful.
In November 2014, she finally amputated the leg. Two days ago, she ran part of the marathon with a prosthetic replacement.

“I wasn’t a runner before. I was the person standing on the sidelines. I have to run [this] marathon — for myself, and for everyone watching to see that it’s only made me stronger.”

Rebekah had hoped to run all 26.2 miles of the race, but her doctor advised her last week to run only the last 3.5 miles.

Rebekah Gregory DiMartino, Cellar Door salutes you.

Words: Eric Larson‬

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