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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Boston bombing survivor’s charity gives 1st artificial limb

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Boston bombing survivor’s charity gives 1st artificial limb

BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor is donating its first artificial limb. The Heather Abbott Foundation was established by Abbott, who lost a leg in the 2013 terrorist attacks at the marathon finish line. She says its first prosthesis recipient will be a 26-year-old woman from Walpole, Massachusetts. […]

BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor is donating its first artificial limb.

The Heather Abbott Foundation was established by Abbott, who lost a leg in the 2013 terrorist attacks at the marathon finish line. She says its first prosthesis recipient will be a 26-year-old woman from Walpole, Massachusetts.

Hillary Cohen will be fitted with a custom-made leg Monday at the office of her prosthetics specialist in Newton.

Cohen’s right leg was amputated below the knee in 2014 because of complications from neurofibromatosis, a painful condition which causes tumors to form on nerve tissue.

Cohen says she’s deeply grateful to get assistance from the Abbott Foundation, and thrilled that her new leg will enable her to walk in heels for the first time. She says: “My life now is limitless.”

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