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Boston bombing survivor and Louisville native tells her story

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A Boston bombing survivor from Louisville just three feet away from the first bomb is telling her story.

And her message is simple.

"My message is to bring others hope, you know, through the struggles that I faced in my life," Rebekah DiMartino said. "I don't believe that my obstacles are any greater than anyone else's. So I just want to use those to try and benefit other people."

DiMartino isn't letting those obstacles slow her down.

She was just a few feet away when the first bomb that went off, and her son was sitting next to her feet.

She protected her son by covering him with her body.

DiMartino was severely injured, resulting in a leg amputation, damage to her ear drums, right hand and right knee.

She says her heart is with other victims as the trial is beginning again.

"My hope and prayer is with the jury and the judge and the other survivors, because I don't know what it would be like. I don't think I could sit on the jury and make that decision."

DiMartino has had 30 surgeries as part of her recovery process.

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