Boston bombing victim to return home to Newport
If you were to simplylook at Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott you might see a woman wholost part of her left leg in a tragic accident.
But if you talk withAbbott, you'll understand few people are quite as whole as she.
"I've decided that there'snothing I can do about it and that the best thing I can do going forward isfocus on recovery," she said.
Always smilingear-to-ear, Abbott has become something of a New England media darling afterthe April 15 bombings because she embodies the slogan of the city after thetragedy - Boston Strong.
At a press conferenceFriday her doctors wore T-shirts that read "Heather Strong", as she walked oncrutches wearing high heels.
"To show how much I'veprogressed since I had to be wheeled in to my last conference, you know I'mcrutching on heels now," Abbott said.
Abbott on Friday finishedher rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown,Mass.
Before returning toNewport, she'll be honored Saturday at Fenway Park's annual Rhode Island Day bythrowing out the first pitch.
"We practiced becauseI've never really thrown a pitch before," Abbott said.
Abbott was at Fenway Parkduring Patriots Day before she went to the Boston Marathon finish line, andbefore her life changed forever.
Abbott said she's looking forward to gettingback to life as she knew it in Newport. She's also looking forward to getting aprosthetic leg as quickly as possible and running around like she always has.