On April 15th, 2013, the Tsarnaev brothers set off a homemade bomb at the Boston Marathon that wound up killing 3 and wounding more than 260 runners and spectators. One of them, Rebekah Gregory, had to undergo 35 operations and lose her leg as a result of the atrocity – but that hasn’t stopped her from running.


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Today, she will run the last 3.5 miles (5.6km) with her brand-new prosthetic leg, which she has affectionately named Felicia. If the purpose of a terrorist attack is to instill fear, Gregory is proof that the Tsarnaev brothers have failed miserably.

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Rebekah Gregory lost her leg and was fighting for her life after the Boston marathon bombing

After 35 operations and one leg amputation, she’s refused to give up

“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”

Starting my new year off on a new leg!!!!! 2015 you’re mine!!!!!!!

A video posted by Rebekah Gregory (@rebekahbstrong) on

Today, she will run the last 3.5 miles (5.6km) with her brand-new prosthetic leg

She affectionately calls her prosthetic leg ‘Felicia’

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Her determination is proof that the Tsarnaev brothers failed to achieve their goals