Last bombing victim released from MGH
BOSTON (WHDH)--The last of Mass. General's 31 bombing victims was discharged by his team of doctors on Wednesday.
“I feel positive, I'm happy, I'm just glad to be alive. Really other than that, it is what it is,” said Marc Fucarile.
34-year-old Marc Fucarile thanked his family, the strangers who have sent best wishes and donations and the people who saved his life.
“If you want to be in the hospital, this is the hospital you want to be in,” Fucarile said. “You can't get the Bruins? They find a way to get you the Bruins.”
After the blast at the finish line on Marathon Monday, Fucarile and several friends ran for safety, but they ran right into bomb number two.
Marc knew he had lost his right leg. But he had a strong will to survive.
Fucarile has a 5-year-old son who has visited him in the hospital. And he's engaged to be married. He says the wedding is still on it's just a matter of when.
Marc’s fiancée insisted the wedding will happen only when Marc is ready and willing to dance. He says he’s up for it.
“I am, I have to. I don’t have a choice, she's gonna make me,” Fucarile said. “Like I said, if it’s with one prosthesis or with two, I'm still gonna do it.”
“He has kept us all strong and he absolutely, everyday amazes me and Gavin,” said fiancée, Jennifer Regan.
Marc spent more than 6 weeks at Mass. General. Doctors have given him no guarantees he will keep his left leg and faces more surgery. He also has shrapnel lodged in his heart.
“This is the strongest person that any of us have ever met, and I’m sure a lot of other people have met” said other brother, Eddie Fucarile Jr.
Fucarile isn't going home; now he faces months of rehab. But he's staying positive, a lover of life.