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A marathon bombing amputee now strides forward

Roseann Sdoia is learning how to walk on two legs again, more than two months after losing part of her right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings.

MGN Online

BOSTON (AP) - Roseann Sdoia is learning how to walk on two legs again, more than two months after losing part of her right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings.

The Boston resident recently spent about a week at the city's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where she exercised for three hours a day to build strength and learn to balance again.

The 45-year-old says she doesn't think of herself as a different person, just someone starting a new chapter in life.

She says getting her artificial leg brought back emotions she experienced after the bombings, and it can be difficult to see her new reflection in the mirror.

But Sdoia is determined not to complain, and aims to return to her old routine of recreational running, driving herself around and working at her job in property management.

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