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Corcorans look forward to watching Boston Marathon

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Celeste and Sydney Corcoran were both injured at the Boston Marathon finish line last year, but as Boston Remembers they continue to show their strength and resilience.

Celeste lost part of both her legs, but thanks to new prosthetics she is not only walking again, she's running

Sydney, Celeste’s daughter, had her femoral artery severed but that didn’t stop her from walking at Lowell High School graduation in June.

“The two of us going through it together, we've been each other's cheerleaders,” Celeste said.

Thanks to the new prosthetics Celeste said she has been able to run and is happy to have her life back.

"The first lap around that I made, I think I was crying,” she said.

Those strides caught the attention of the Today Show's Natalie Morales who will run the marathon to raise awareness for the Corcorans and other victims.

“I really wanted to something to honor the people who've been impacted but to also to continue to offer them some help and support along the way; to let them know we're all standing along with them,” Morales said.

The two were at the finish line to cheer on Celeste’s sister Carmen Acabbo. They will be back there again this year waiting for Carmen to finish.

“Last year when I ran, she was at the very end and she was the last person I was waiting to see. All the people throughout the whole course who were cheering me on I was waiting to see her. It’s going to be super special,” Carmen said.

As the kindness of strangers helped the Corcoran’s heal their recovery has also served as inspiration for others.

“What's better in life than to say you've helped another human being? To get that love back and support back means everything,” Celeste said.
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