Rebekah Gregory is quick to say that she’s not a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three spectators and wounded more than 260 on April 15, 2013. She is a survivor, and she marks that horrible day as the start of a new life—an experience she records in Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing (Revell, Apr.).
Gregory and her five-year-old son Noah were just feet away from the first bomb, and Gregory’s legs took the brunt of the shrapnel, protecting Noah. A year and a half later, an 18th and final surgery was the amputation of her left leg. CLICK FOR MORE