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Sister Interview: Rebekah Gregory

Some people have a moment in life when everything changes. Rebekah Gregory is one of those people. A spectator at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Rebekah was standing near the finish line with her five-year old son Noah and some friends when a bomb went off only a few feet behind her. Rebekah’s life was spared, but after months in the hospital and dozens of surgeries she eventually lost her left leg. This is a true story of courage, perseverance, and moving forward despite life’s unexpected turns.

In this inspiring and emotionally charged interview (yes the hosts might shed a tear or two), we hear one mother’s story of pushing through tragedy for the sake of her child. Rebekah walks us through the day of the marathon, how her legs acted as a shield protecting her son, and the heroic people who walked into a danger zone to save her life. We hear the details of the trauma on her body and emotions over the following months and how her life is changed today.

We are sure you will be inspired by Rebekah’s story and share The Open Door Sisterhood’s appreciation of her mutual strength and vulnerability. She reminds us sometimes the doors we walk through are ones we never hope for and God is still present in them. Won’t you join us in listening to this beautiful story of hope despite tragedy?

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You can find Rebekah on her website or Facebook.

A few things you heard mentioned on this episode:

The Boston Marathon

Rebekah’s book, Taking My Life Back: My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing

Today Show


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