Boston amputee to run Marathon 2015

A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently was discharged from a rehab facility over the weekend and has vowed to run the race next year.

Rebekah DiMartino, 27, said she looks forward to getting her stitches out in early December and being fitted for a prosthetic left leg.

“The prognosis is great. I chopped off what was holding me back,” DiMartino said. “The prognosis, is you’ll see me running the Boston Marathon next year.”

DiMartino had more than a dozen operations but still dealt with lingering pain. She had surgery on November 10 at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital to remove her left leg below the knee. She entered rehab on November 14 and went home on Saturday to nearby Richmond.

Rebekah Gregory was watching last year’s Boston Marathon when bombs exploded. Her son, now 7, and her then-boyfriend, Peter DiMartino, were also hurt. The couple married last spring in Asheville, North Carolina. Their home still needs some modifications for accessibility, she said.

“I have been wheelchair bound for the last 18 months basically, so when we built our house we built it with wider doors.

"This is about to be Rebekah unleashed. They haven’t seen anything yet,” DiMartino said.


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