Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost brother gets new leg

Jane Richard

Jane Richard

BOSTON, Mass. — An 8-year-old girl who survived the Boston Marathon bombing has received a new leg almost a year after the attack.

Jane Richard lost her leg in the explosions last April. Her eight-year-old brother Martin was killed.

Her family says her new leg is a “Cheetah” running leg. It’s designed for athletics and for everyday use.

The leg is a gift from an organization called “Wiggle Your Toes” and her team at United Prosthetics who built it.

Jane Richard underwent 12 surgeries and spent 39 days in the in the intensive care unit.

Jane was an Irish dancer before the attack. Her brother was an eight-year-old boy from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

Two pressure cooker bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three people and injuring an estimated 264 others. The bombs exploded about 13 seconds and 210 yards apart, near the finish line.

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