The 17th Surgery
One year after the Boston bombing, a maimed survivor faces the choice of amputation.
“I think I’m ready to chop it off.”
Rebekah Gregory is weary — confident one moment, hesitant the next. Staring down at the stitches in her left leg, she emits a nervous laugh. “I don’t know. I mean, I know we’ve done so much to fix it. But I just —”
She pauses and looks down at the floor.
Her doctor leans against a table, eyebrows knitted. He runs a hand through his salt-and-pepper beard. He exhales and looks out the window. CLICK FOR MORE