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Soldiers Help Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Run Again

Soldiers Inspire Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Run Again

Originally posted 04/20/2014 07:20PM

When the Boston Marathon starting gun goes off Monday, runner Demi Clark will have a group of soldiers to thank as she heads out over the 26-mile course.

Clark says she struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder after becoming the final runner to cross the finish line while bombs exploded and debris rained down around her during the 2013 race.

"So many people around me were hit with shrapnel," recalls Clark, whose left eardrum was blown out by the blast. "I had such massive guilt that I walked away uninjured."

Within months of the blast, the guilt and memories of the victims, the blood and severed limbs she'd seen, took its toll on her. She began seeing a therapist, who diagnosed her with PTSD.

"I wasn't sleeping, and I was anxious whenever I went into public spaces," she recalls. "I just wanted to close the drapes and become a hermit."

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Donnie Wahlberg Talks Boston Marathon … and Marriage!

Donnie Wahlberg Talks Boston Marathon … and Marriage!

Originally posted 04/17/2014 07:45PM

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One Year Later – How You're Staying #BostonStrong

One Year Later – How You're Staying #BostonStrong

Originally posted 04/15/2014 02:00PM

On the anniversary of the marathon bombing, PEOPLE readers send love to Beantown


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Flashback: Stars Proclaim Their Love for Boston | Joey McIntyre

Flashback: Stars Proclaim Their Love for Boston

Originally posted 04/16/2013 04:00PM

See how Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg and more sent love to their hometown last year


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Boston's Still Strong, 1 Year Later: See Why

Boston Strong Spirit Reflected on Social Media One Year After Bombing

Originally posted 04/15/2014 03:15PM

It started as a celebratory scene in Boston's Copley Square on April 15, 2013, as thousands gathered to cheer on runners crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon, a proud New England tradition for 117 years.

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Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later: Inspiring Stories of Perseverance

Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later: 5 Inspiring Stories About Survivors

Originally posted 04/15/2014 12:15PM

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Show Us How You're Staying Boston Strong

Show Us How You're Staying Boston Strong

Originally posted 04/15/2014 11:00AM

Whether you're wearing a Red Sox cap, Patriots jersey or Bruins gear, show us how you're standing by Boston today


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Boston Strong: Moving Photos of the Marathon & Aftermath

Boston Strong: Moving Photos of the Marathon & Aftermath

Originally posted 04/16/2014 11:25AM

One year later, remembering the day's heroes, tributes to the fallen and a city that won't let tragedy take it down


Aerosmith's Tribute for the Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: FIRST LOOK

Originally posted 04/11/2014 09:15AM

[YOUTUBE "oX2eA8QXhVk"] Almost a year has passed since the Boston Marathon bombings, and one of rock's legendary bands will pay tribute to the anniversary of the tragedy.

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UpdatePosted 04/04/2014 03:00PM

Couple Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing Weds

Originally posted 04/04/2014 12:00PM

It may have been pouring rain in Asheville, N.C., on Friday, but underneath a tent filled with flowers it felt like the sun was shining.

That's because Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino, who were gravely injured in last April's Boston Marathon bombing, were standing together, exchanging vows in front of family and friends who at one time had worried this day might never come.

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