A mother who is recovering in the hospital after losing both legs below the knee while watching the Boston Marathon went from being devastated to feeling better.
The woman and her daughter — who is also recovering in the hospital — were visited by U.S. Marines, men who understand what it’s like to lose limbs.
They underwent the same injury and now walk with prosthetic devices.
“You will be more independent than you ever were,” he assured her. “This is the start of a new beginning.”
It is already true that this is a new beginning. The mother, Celeste, and daughter Sydney, have described moments since their injuries as “incredibly uplifting.”
In the end of the video you will see why she was joking…
— WATCH the video below
— LEARN more about the women on fundraising page set up to help pay hospital bills
— READ more about the Marines in this story at NPR