Marathon survivor who lost leg could soon wear high heels again

Published On: Aug 30 2013 07:43:44 AM HST

Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Heather Abbott took another huge step forward in her recovery Thursday.

Abbott, who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, was hoping to create new memories when she returned to Boston Thursday to celebrate the reopening of a restaurant closed since the April attack.

Abbott and six friends had been waiting to enter the Forum for a cancer fundraiser on April 15 when the two pressure cooker bombs exploded on Boylston Street, near the finish line, killing three people and injuring 264 others, including Abbott.

Abbott visited Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics in Manchester, N.H., where she was fitted for a cover that will mirror her good leg.

She is receiving what the company said is "the most realistic cover you can wear on a prosthetic limb."

Abbott said she loved to wear high heels.

"I want to get back to wearing what I used to wear," Abbott said.

Abbott said when she received her initial leg, it was big and bulky caused her pain.

She has faced tons of challenges since losing her leg, and knows wearing high heels won't be easy.

"I am worried I will probably leave the town I live in now, which is all cobblestones!" Abbott said.

Her $20,000 cover will be made in England, and will be completed in a month.


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