Boston Bombing Victim Doing Well after Surgery
About 19 months ago, Rebekah DiMartino, 27, was a spectator at the Boston Marathon when a bomb exploded about three meters from her. During last few months, she has gone through one of the toughest situations of her life. But now, she has awakened and is doing well after undergoing surgery.
During a surgery, a part of her leg, which was injured in the attack, has been removed. After a long battle, she has shown that she will never quit. On Monday night, Rebekah posted an image on Facebook of her sitting with seven-year-old son Noah.
She can be seen wearing a smile on her face. She wrote about her surgery and said that it went great and the first thing that she saw when waking up was her son. According to Rebekah, doctors tried to save her leg for more than 18 months and she is relieved because now she can move on with her life.
Rebekah threw a 'last supper' celebration for her left leg before a part of it was removed at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital near Houston.
On Monday afternoon, her husband Pete wrote on Facebook that he was happy when doctors told him that everything went well with surgery. He praised his wife and said Rebekah did splendidly well. As per Pete's post, Rebekah will spend couple of days at the hospital then she will be allowed to move to her house.
Before the operation, Rebekah said, "The fact that I was given a second chance at life that day is something that I will never again take for granted. If I have to lose my leg in that process, so be it, because I'm still here".
Boston Bombing in April 2013 had killed three people and injured more than 250. Rebekah was there with her son and then-boyfriend, Pete DiMartino.
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