Couple injured in marathon bombing now engaged
HOUSTON, Texas (WHDH) -- April 15, 2013 was supposed to be a great day for Rebekah Gregory, her son and her boyfriend Pete DiMArtino, but when a bomb exploded just feet from where they were watching the race everything changed.
"We were thrown back, and I just remember, you know, chaos and everything kind of being a gray color. I couldn't even see my legs. I looked down and there was blood everywhere. My bone was laying next to me on the sidewalk. I tried to reach back for him. Out of all the screams, I knew which one by little boy's was, and I just didn't know where he was at that time,” Gregory said.
But now, after six months of recovery, Gregory said the tragedy has made her see the value in her life and brought her family together.
"April 15th was the best and worst day of my life, because before that I don't know if I was really truly living," she said.
Gregory’s son was hospitalized with a gash on his head. DiMartino was also hospitalized, but the event brought them closer.
Now, the couple is engaged to be married.
"I am so encouraged that there is so much love still in the world,” she said.