Marathon bombing survivor truly is getting her legs under her
JAN 14, 2014 1:21a ET
After losing both of her legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, Celeste Corcoran is showing what it means to be Boston Strong.
The Lowell, Mass., woman recently ran, swam and even rock-climbed for the very first time since the attack with her new prosthetics. Corcoran spent several days at the Prosthetic and Orthotic Association in Orlando, Fla., where she was fitted for prosthetic sockets and running blades, and within two days she was running on her own, according to WCVB.
"I was never a runner. I hated running," Corcoran told the Boston ABC affiliate. "I feel myself getting stronger and stronger and more and more steady.
"The first time I did it myself, I kept saying to myself, 'I can't believe I just did that. I canât believe I just did that. I just did that myself,'" she said.
Corcoran credited her family, including her daughter Sydney who was also hospitalized in the attack, for helping her make these amazing strides.
"You can dig down deep and find that strength," Corcoran said. "I just want to have the best life I can possibly have."