Transcript for Teen receives new prosthetic legs with help from Boston Marathon bombing survivor
It was less than three months ago we met nineteen year old be the ideal base at the time taking his first steps on the road to recovery. Following a devastating crash last summer in Mexico. Without insurance to cover the expense of costly prosthetics he was told he might never walk again. The generosity of others led to his first sack of mechanical lags today. The generosity of one who has firsthand knowledge of what it's like to lose a limb. Has brought him one step closer to getting his life. Back to normal and so breath then. And flow happening. Heather Abbott was cheering on the finishers at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Where she was hit by the second of two bomb blasts as a new leg amputee. She quickly realized she would need not one. Four pairs of prosthetics. Costing between 20070000. Dollars each. To get her life back to normal. Other entities. Aaron it's fortunate I'm because they just simply can't afford them they're extremely expensive and the only reason I was able to have all of them was because of the generosity have. People all over the country contributing to the Boston on crimes. Today thanks to Heather abdic foundation locus has a new set. And custom made state of the art lags. Bow legs that he had previously. Really were only capable of basically keeping him up right. Walking at one speed become very very limited for Lopez who is just weeks away from starting college in Mexico when the accident happened. It's extraordinary gift is a game changer. Which is why I can what America normally it changed my mind I.
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