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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Amputation best choice, Boston victim says

It was a difficult decision, but Heather Abbott said that having her lower leg amputated a week after the Marathon bombing was her best option for resuming her active life, every­thing from aerobics to zumba.

Abbott’s left foot and ankle were shattered by the second bomb as she stood outside the Forum bar and restaurant. Emergency personnel rushed her to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where surgeons initially saved her limb by grafting blood vessels from her healthy leg.

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