Last of those wounded in Boston Marathon bombing leaves hospital

Marc Fucarile, who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, is seen here talking to reporters in May.
Marc Fucarile, who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, is seen here talking to reporters in May.
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Marc Fucarile left a Boston hospital Wednesday, the last of those wounded in the bombing that traumatized the city and the nation 100 days ago.

“Today marks the 100th day of me in the hospital, not being able to spend the night with my boy or fiancee. You know, it’s been tough,” Fucarile told reporters as his son, Gavin, stood next to him and giggled happily.

On April 15, two bombs exploded along the ending segment of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the explosions.


The Boston Marathon attack

Fucarile lost most of his right leg and suffered severe burns and shrapnel wounds. Two other people in his group also lost legs.

Doctors, nurses, other employees and relatives were in the lobby of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to bid Fucarile good luck. He has made 16 trips to the operating room for a total of 49 surgical procedures.

Fucarile, a 34-year-old roofer who wore a “Boston Wicked Strong” T-shirt, said going home did not mean the end of an arduous and painful medical journey.

“I, like many other survivors, still have more surgeries and other procedures to go through,” Fucarile said. “I’ll be needing prosthesis and adaptation for the rest of my life, like many others from that day.”

His fiancee, Jennifer Regan, joked that the family got a front-load washer and dryer so he can do laundry from his wheelchair.

“I’m looking forward to just being able to walk down the aisle, and then, hopefully, dancing should be an option, I hope,” Fucarile said. “We’re planning it hopefully to be soon.”


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