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CHALLENGES FACED BY BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SURVIVOR MERY DANIEL AFTER BEING MANGLED BY THE EXPLOSION

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, pauses while she talks with her physical therapist Jessica Guilbert, as she takes a break from exercising with her new prosthetic leg, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Boston.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, pauses while she talks with her physical therapist Jessica Guilbert, as she takes a break from exercising with her new prosthetic leg, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Boston.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, heads down Boylston Street with her husband Richardson Daniel, after visiting the explosion site where she lost her left leg, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boston.  Daniel could no longer blend easily into a crowd of women out for an afternoon walk, but hoped to regain her independence to walk again.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, heads down Boylston Street with her husband Richardson Daniel, after visiting the explosion site where she lost her left leg, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boston. Daniel could no longer blend easily into a crowd of women out for an afternoon walk, but hoped to regain her independence to walk again.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, wheels through a memorial for victims and survivors of the blast, at Copley Square near the race's finish line, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boston.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, wheels through a memorial for victims and survivors of the blast, at Copley Square near the race’s finish line, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boston.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, pauses on Boylston Street while visiting the explosion site where she lost her left leg, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boston.  Six weeks earlier the Haitian immigrant was standing amid a throng of spectators, watching runners complete America's most famous race, when bombs detonated, killing three and injuring more than 260 others.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, pauses on Boylston Street while visiting the explosion site where she lost her left leg, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Boston. Six weeks earlier the Haitian immigrant was standing amid a throng of spectators, watching runners complete America’s most famous race, when bombs detonated, killing three and injuring more than 260 others.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, uses crutches as she heads down a hallway in her home, while husband Richardson Daniel helps prepare dinner, Thursday June 20, 2013, in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Richardson Daniel, who had been a dermatologist in Haiti, works with a group helping Autistic children in Boston.  With his wife coping with her physical changes, Richardson has had to increase his other responsibilities in their family.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, uses crutches as she heads down a hallway in her home, while husband Richardson Daniel helps prepare dinner, Thursday June 20, 2013, in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Richardson Daniel, who had been a dermatologist in Haiti, works with a group helping Autistic children in Boston. With his wife coping with her physical changes, Richardson has had to increase his other responsibilities in their family.

 

Paul Martino, of United Prosthetics, makes a plaster cast of what remains of Mery Daniel's left leg, as her physician, Dr. David Crandell, right, watches at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Crandell, a physiatrist at Spaulding, has treated fifteen of the sixteen marathon amputees.  Behind Crandell is Mery's husband, Richardson Daniel.

Paul Martino, of United Prosthetics, makes a plaster cast of what remains of Mery Daniel’s left leg, as her physician, Dr. David Crandell, right, watches at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Crandell, a physiatrist at Spaulding, has treated fifteen of the sixteen marathon amputees. Behind Crandell is Mery’s husband, Richardson Daniel.

 

Paul Martino, of United Prosthetics, helps steady Mery Daniel, as she takes her first step since losing her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, while getting fitted for a prosthetic leg at the company in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Tuesday, June 4, 2013.  Martino's family business has been helping amputees for about 100 years, including many of the bombing survivors.

Paul Martino, of United Prosthetics, helps steady Mery Daniel, as she takes her first step since losing her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, while getting fitted for a prosthetic leg at the company in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Martino’s family business has been helping amputees for about 100 years, including many of the bombing survivors.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, uses borrowed crutches as she walks with students during a fundraising walkathon for her, at the William Seach Primary School in Weymouth, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Students at the school raised over $8,000 for Daniel, whose father Hary Volmar, pushing wheelchair, is one of their bus drivers.  Flanking Daniel is her mother, Marie Daniel, at right, and cousin Yvrantz Celestin, at left.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, uses borrowed crutches as she walks with students during a fundraising walkathon for her, at the William Seach Primary School in Weymouth, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Students at the school raised over $8,000 for Daniel, whose father Hary Volmar, pushing wheelchair, is one of their bus drivers. Flanking Daniel is her mother, Marie Daniel, at right, and cousin Yvrantz Celestin, at left.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, stands as Paul Martino, of United Prosthetics, adjusts  a cover the computerized knee and foot of her prosthetic left leg, at the company in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Daniel's right leg also suffered significant damage in the blast, with the loss of calf muscles controlling her ankle and skin that was ripped away. The custom-made prosthetic leg features the most advanced technology of the day, but is clumsy compared to the leg that Daniel lost in the bombing.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, stands as Paul Martino, of United Prosthetics, adjusts a cover the computerized knee and foot of her prosthetic left leg, at the company in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Daniel’s right leg also suffered significant damage in the blast, with the loss of calf muscles controlling her ankle and skin that was ripped away. The custom-made prosthetic leg features the most advanced technology of the day, but is clumsy compared to the leg that Daniel lost in the bombing.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, steadies herself as she works out while climbing up and down stairs with her therapist Urvashi Chogle, left, at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Boston.  Five month after the blast that took her left leg from her, Daniel is finally able to walk on her own again.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, steadies herself as she works out while climbing up and down stairs with her therapist Urvashi Chogle, left, at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Boston. Five month after the blast that took her left leg from her, Daniel is finally able to walk on her own again.

 

Mery Daniel, smiles while having a snack in the cafeteria at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Boston.  Daniel, with the care of the hospital and a prosthetic leg from United Prosthetics, has made strides in regaining mobility and independence since losing her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Mery Daniel, smiles while having a snack in the cafeteria at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Boston. Daniel, with the care of the hospital and a prosthetic leg from United Prosthetics, has made strides in regaining mobility and independence since losing her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings.

 

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, walks out the front door at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital following a physical therapy session, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Boston. Daniel, whose heart stopped twice in the emergency room while being treated and lost much of her left leg in the race day blast, has begun to slowly regain parts of her mobility and independence.

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, walks out the front door at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital following a physical therapy session, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Boston. Daniel, whose heart stopped twice in the emergency room while being treated and lost much of her left leg in the race day blast, has begun to slowly regain parts of her mobility and independence.