As investigations continue into the Boston Marathon bombings the victims injured in the blasts are making a slow recovery from serious shrapnel wounds.
Fifty of the injured suffered amputations from the pressure-cooker bombs, which were left on the ground at the finish line and caused horrific lower body injuries to spectators and runners.
One of the injured, Heather Abbott, has spoken of her determination to recover. “If somebody told me I was going to have half a leg at the age of 38, I think I would have never believed it, I think I would have been devastated. And I really haven’t had a moment yet of being devastated because I have gotten so much support,” she said.
She added that she has refused to dwell on the reason behind the attack, or the pair suspected of it: “I haven’t thought much about them at all. I don’t even know how to pronounce their names. I haven’t watched TV since the incident and I think that is one of the things that is helping me get through this, to just focus on my recovery.”