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Marc Fucarile

Forty-five days after the 2013 race, Marc Fucarile was the last Boston Marathon bombing survivor to leave Massachusetts General Hospital. The 35-year-old father lost his right leg from above the knee, and he still may lose his left leg, and he says it's been difficult to explain his challenges to his 6-year-old son, Gavin, saying, "I'm like, 'There's a foot of snow. I can't do snow. We're not going out and playing right now. Sorry, buddy.' It breaks my heart."

Although he hasn't been able to go back to work and he's had to pay for several expenses himself, he's also received some financial assistance from the One Fund, and he hopes to become a motivational speaker. "It's been mind-blowing — all these good people who stepped out, who helped us, helped so many of us," he said. "All the victims I know feel the same way. Complete strangers who give, when they don't have." Marc has special plans for the week of this year's race, as he'll be saying "I do" to his fiancée, Jen Regan, at Boston's Fenway Park two days after the marathon.

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