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Marathon bombing survivor helps unveil painting

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Nearly one year after the Boston Marathon bombing one victim is standing tall after losing part of her leg.

Heather Abbott was at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Thursday night to help unveil a new painting honoring the bombing survivors and their families.

Abbott said she is trying to move on and give amputees hope.

“For me that’s the best thing that's come out of this whole situation. The opportunity to give people hope that I received. Other people gave me hope and confidence that I was going to get back to doing the things that I loved, and I did. I want nothing more to encourage other people who have amputations or whatever their issue may be, to show them that it’s possible,” Abbott said.

Abbott will be attending more events with other survivors as the one year anniversary of the attack approaches.
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