Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Writes Breakup Letter to Her Leg
The Boston Marathon bombing was a tragic day for many, but one of the survivors is showing she hasn’t lost her sense of humor.
Rebekah DiMartino had her leg amputated this week, but not before she wrote a tongue-in-cheek breakup letter to the limb that she posted on her Facebook page:
Hey it’s me.
I’m sure it won’t come as a shock to you when I say that we’ve grown apart. The love that we once had has dwindled, and this relationship has become a real burden on my life. We have been through a lot together. We have seen a lot of places, done a lot of things, and you have helped me through some of the toughest steps thus far. I promise to always treasure that. And I’m not saying this isn’t hard for me. It is. But as tough as it may be, I feel like our time together has come to an end. I need to feel everyday that by having a relationship with you, I am becoming a better person. And for a long while now, I haven’t felt like that. Instead, I feel like you are holding me back from really reaching my full potential. Now I get this is probably pretty tough to hear me say, but I have never lied to you and I don’t plan to start now. What I need is something you can’t give me anymore. And the empathy that you require, I can no longer handle. I love you. I really do. But I think I need to start on the next leg of my journey. So with that said, I have enclosed a gift certificate that I hope you will use. Go get yourself one last pedicure on me and enjoy it because tomorrow…I will be cutting you out of my life for good.
Wishing you the best wherever you end up,
DiMartino, 27, has been keeping people updated on her health with some cheery posts on Facebook, proving her resilience is incredibly strong. As she says looking at the glass half-full “is a decision you have to make every single day to count your blessings…I’m a survivor. I am not a victim.”
She also posted a photo of the leg with the classic”It’s not you, it’s me” breakup line, further proving she’s got a fantastic attitude.
DiMartino also hopes to compete in the Boston Marathon next year. We wish her well.