Boston Marathon bombing survivors celebrate April wedding

Two local Boston Marathon bombing victims are celebrating their wedding with family and friends. It took a great effort, but the badly injured bride did walk down the aisle
April 5, 2014 6:11:52 AM PDT
Two local Boston Marathon bombing victims are celebrating their wedding with family and friends. It took a great effort, but the badly injured bride did walk down the aisle.

Rebekah Gregory slowly walked down the aisle, showing the same toughness Friday she has shown during her yearlong recovery. Standing on a severely injured leg, she said her vows, accepted her ring and then received a very special kiss.

Gregory married her sweetheart and fellow bombing victim, Pete Dimartino. On the morning of the Boston Marathon last April, Rebekah, her son Noah and fiance were waiting for Dimartino's mother to cross the finish line when the blasts happened. They were all injured, but Gregory was the worst off. She spent 56 days in the hospital in Boston and many surgeries followed.

After their vows, the couple then had their first dance as man and wife. Gregory thanked everyone who helped her to walk again and make this day extra special.

She said, "We have a long recovery to go but with the people who are here in this room, we can do it."

Gregory walked for the first time in a year. She has said that she planned to have her injured leg amputated this summer.

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