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Boston Bombing Survivor Returns to Dance with Help of Prosthetic Leg

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Boston Bombing Survivor, Performs for First Time Since Blast

Originally posted 03/20/2014 06:45PM

Despite losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, a professional dancer is back on stage.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: I've Got the Dress – and a New Perspective on Life

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: I've Got the Dress – and a New Perspective on Life

Originally posted 03/17/2014 07:30PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in TheKnot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahmgregory and visit her Facebook inspiration page.

Last night as we were sitting on a plane coming home from visiting Pete's family in Rochester, N.Y., I found myself getting a little emotional.

On my right sat Pete whispering the occasional "I love you" into my ear, and holding tightly to my hand. On my other side was my 6-year-old son Noah, who kept kissing my cheek for no reason at all, telling me I was the "greatest mommy in the whole world." The longer I sat there looking at my two boys, the harder it was to hold back the tears. At that very moment, I was literally smack dab in the center of my entire world.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: Meet My Bridesmaids!

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: Meet My Bridesmaids!

Originally posted 03/10/2014 07:30PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in TheKnot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahmgregory and visit her Facebook inspiration page.

Many people have called our story one of hope, something that gets them through their darkest days. The inspiration that we are able to give primarily comes from the continued support we receive from the people who love us most. That is something Pete and I will never take for granted. So with the vote being for the girls' dresses this week, I felt it only necessary to introduce you to the beautiful women that are by my side every day (not just on April 4): my bridesmaids.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: Learning to Love My Flaws

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: Learning to Love My Flaws

Originally posted 03/03/2014 03:35PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in TheKnot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahmgregory and visit her Facebook inspiration page.

I think pretty much everyone in the world has at least something about themselves that they just don't like. Especially women. And I'm no different. In fact as ashamed as I am to admit it, I have gone pretty much my entire teenage/adult life hating about 75 percent of my body in general. And do you know what I've always despised most? My bulky man legs.

If that isn't bad enough, try having these feet (stolen from a giant) attached to them. I have even gone as far as wearing shoes a size smaller than what I need. (All it did was give me blisters and crooked toes, but that's neither here nor there.) Am I certifiably crazy? Probably. That is why I find it so ironic that the same legs I have despised all this time literally got blown to pieces last year. And while I am without a doubt scarred for life, I have also never felt more beautiful than I do right now.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be Blogs: Am I Okay with America Planning My Wedding?

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: Am I Okay with America Planning My Wedding?

Originally posted 02/24/2014 01:25PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in The Knot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, will be blogging for People.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be on Her Tragedy Turned Fairy Tale

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be on Her Tragedy Turned Fairy Tale

Originally posted 02/17/2014 01:00PM

Please welcome Rebekah Gregory to People.com! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in The Knot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, will be blogging for People.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process.

Do you believe in love? You know the kind I'm talking about – the love that movies make you wish would fall onto your doorstep one day. That magical night in the pouring rain complete with the breathtaking stare and the cheesy run into one another's arms …

Two years ago, I sure didn't. In fact I was quite cynical when it came to the subject. So it's ironic that I, Rebekah Gregory, have a ring on my finger, and a promise from an amazing man that he is going to marry me (with all of America as our witness) this April.

Am I head-over-heels, movie-type in love with him? Absolutely. But sometimes in life, our "night" isn't quite what we envisioned. Our "run" is a lot longer than planned. Our "stare" is enough to nearly take our last breath away. And the "rain" well … sometimes it is more than we were ever prepared to handle. But sometimes in the midst of the storm, life gives us that fairy tale we were hoping for – and I'm so honored to share mine.

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U.S. Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Boston Bombing Suspect

U.S. Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Originally posted 01/30/2014 03:00PM

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

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Boston Bombing Survivors Will Join the First Lady at State of the Union Speech | Boston Marathon Bombing, Michelle Obama

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Will Join the First Lady at State of the Union Speech

Originally posted 01/27/2014 03:45PM

Two Boston Marathon bombing survivors will be joining First Lady Michelle Obama in her viewing box during the President's State of the Union Speech on Tuesday.

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Couple Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing to Marry in Dream Wedding

Couple Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing to Marry in Dream Wedding

Originally posted 01/16/2014 09:00AM

Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino are going to get their fairy-tale wedding – but their love story hasn't always been so magical.

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Heroes of the Marathon Bombing Named Bostonians of the Year

Heroes of the Marathon Bombing Named Bostonians of the Year

Originally posted 12/21/2013 05:45PM

When so many were fearfully running away from the site of the Boston Marathon bombings, these people ran towards it to help the injured.

That's why Natalie Stavas, Dan Marshall and Larry Hittinger have been named The Boston Globe Magazine's 2013 Bostonians of the Year.

"They demonstrated bravery beyond measure, putting their lives in danger to help save the lives of strangers," says Suzanne Althoff, the magazine's editor.

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