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Boston victim opts for amputation, sees better life with prosthetic

April 25, 2013 8:47 PM
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Boston victim opts for amputation, sees better life with prosthetic

Every year on Patriots Day, Heather Abbott and her friends take the train from Providence, R.I., to Boston and watch the Red Sox game before meeting other friends for drinks. The 38-year-old and two girlfriends had just arrived at a bar on Boylston Street and were waiting in line when Abbott heard an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

“I remember turning around and looking and seeing people screaming,” Abbott said Thursday at a press conference at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. “I was on the ground, everyone was running to the back of the bar to the exit. I felt like my foot as on fire and I knew I couldn’t stand up.”

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