‘It’s not you, it’s me’: Boston bombing survivor chooses to have leg amputated

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TEXAS — “It’s not you, it’s me.”

A 27-year-old Texas woman who was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings is staying positive after choosing to amputate her left leg below the knee.

According to The Boston Globe, Rebekah DiMartino’s decision came after more than 15 previous operations in Boston and Houston.  It made her at least the 17th person to lose a leg in the April 2013 attack.

Her doctors say her decision was because acute and persistent pain that forced her to rely on a wheel chair and crutches. It also limited her ability to live a normal life with her 7-year-old son.

DiMartino chose to turn to humor before the surgery. She held a “Left Leg Last Hurrah” dinner and even posted a break-up note to her leg on her Facebook page.

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