A bombing survivor has bid farewell to her leg 19 months after the horrific events that occurred at the Boston Marathon in 2013. According to Yahoo! News, Rebekah DiMartino needed her leg amputated after countless surgeries she had to try and save it. DiMartino underwent surgery for (hopefully) one last time on Monday, and did so with great courage. In fact, she even wrote a nice letter to her leg, wishing it the best.
“I’m sure it won’t come as a shock to you when I say that we’ve grown apart. The love that we once had has dwindled, and this relationship has become a real burden on my life,” the 27-year-old wrote to her leg in a Facebook post.
“I love you. I really do. But I think I need to start on the next leg of my journey. So with that said, I have enclosed a gift certificate that I hope you will use. Go get yourself one last pedicure on me and enjoy it because tomorrow…I will be cutting you out of my life for good.”
The bombing survivor was happy to bid farewell to her leg because she felt as though she was in limbo for the past several months. While doctors tried everything they could to preserve DiMartino’s left leg, this was the right decision, and she is happy that she’s going to be able to get on with her life. A life that is shared with her husband, Pete, and her son, according to Mail Online.
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