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Rebekah DiMartino: Boston Marathon bombing victim to undergo amputation 18 months later

'Monday is the day that my new life begins,' Rebekah DiMartino said.

A 27-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim is undergoing a leg amputation a year-and-a-half after being severely injured in the blast.

Rebekah DiMartino, a Texas resident, was scheduled to have her left leg amputated below the knee today at 12:30 p.m.

In a recent Facebook post, DiMartino, wrote "I will go into surgery and the doctor will finally cut off the one thing that is holding me back."

She added, "Monday is the day that my new life begins. And I am SO excited to see what it holds. God has given me peace beyond all measure and I am going to rock this surgery just like the rest of them.So thank you to everyone who has continued to support me on this crazy journey. Monday and every day I will continue to be...BOSTON STRONG."

NBC News reports this past weekend DiMartinothrew a "Left Leg Last Hurrah" which was intended to be a celebration of the future.

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DiMartinowas near the marathon's finish line with her now seven year-old son Noah and her then-boyfriend, now-husband Pete,on April 15, 2013 when two bombs went off, killing three and injuring 270. According to NBC, she's had 17 operations since suffering the injury.

DiMartinonow plans on running the 2015 Boston Marathon.



 
 
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