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For subjects of new Boston Marathon documentary, a struggle that wears on

For subjects of new Boston Marathon documentary, a struggle that wears on

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky would seem to represent a powerful story of trauma and recovery.

A psychology PhD candidate and an oncology nurse, respectively, their lives were upended when they found themselves near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013. A bomb from the attacks that day sent shrapnel tearing through their lower torsos, causing severe injuries and leading to the amputation of each of their left legs.

Months of surgeries and rehab followed as the married couple sought to adjust to their lives without limbs. Their situation seemed to hit rock bottom when Kensky made the difficult choice to amputate her right leg as well after it stubbornly...

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