Teen Gets New Prosthetic Legs From Boston Marathon Survivor


Last summer, 19-year-old Vidal Lopez lost both legs because of a car accident. But thanks to the Heather Abbott Foundation, he’s now getting used to his new state-of-the-art prosthetic legs. They paid for the St. Charles, Louisiana, teen’s $70,000 new legs.

The foundation was started by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott. Her left leg was amputated after being injured near the finish line that day and her foundation helps other amputees.

“I think in a few weeks or months, I’m going to be the same guy that I used to be,” Lopez says. “I think that I’m going to run. I think I’m going to play soccer.” And that’s pretty amazing!

Source: CBS Chicago


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