Determined Courage

      2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Rebekah Gregory crossed the finish line in Monday's running of the Marathon.  Gregory had endured more than a dozen surgeries due to the blast now uses a prosthetic leg.  She only ran the last leg of the race this year as a compromise with her doctors, who advised her that she was not yet ready to attempt the full distance.

 

      After the race she quoted on Facebook; "I have fought the good fight.  I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4: 7).  Before the race she'd posted; "This is the day . . . . I take my life back."

 

      In March after testifying in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev she wrote in her open letter to him that his act of terror only succeeded in making her stronger.

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Comments (18)

  1. Munkyman

    It’s kind of disturbing that some of the new prosthetic legs are better than original equipment for their designed tasks.
    There’s a guy who quickly asserts that he could never rock climb the way he does or do the routes that he can now with natural legs. Said he wouldn’t take them back if they were offered, the new ones are too much fun. I’ll have to take his word for it but, it’s good to hear that prosthetic limbs can more than mitigate the loss, they can actually enhance life.

    April 21, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed it is

      April 21, 2015
  2. cherpiecherp

    inspired, what a fresh breath of determination

    April 21, 2015
    1. SEC

      I thought so too

      April 21, 2015
  3. cjb321

    How wonderful. I admire her very much for her strength and determination!!!

    April 21, 2015
    1. SEC

      I think she is a worthy hero

      April 21, 2015
      1. noahbody

        Absolutely.

        April 21, 2015
  4. belladora

    I watched it. Amazing person

    April 21, 2015
    1. SEC

      yup

      April 21, 2015
  5. WalkinOnSunshine

    Good for her. She was determined and she did it.

    April 21, 2015
    1. SEC

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  6. monicaspeaks

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  7. GoldenPig2012

    You know, on some level, most of us have determined courage. We overcome things that happened to us that were not in our control. She’s a wonderful embodiment of that spirit most of us have.

    April 21, 2015
    1. SEC

      I agree but it is nice to have such a shining example to see.

      April 21, 2015
      1. GoldenPig2012

        No doubt, she is an example. I agree.

        April 21, 2015
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  8. harry12

    Great determination!!!

    April 24, 2015
  9. belladora

    Her whole story is inspirational. Watched an interview. Amazing woman.

    April 24, 2015