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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A Rhode Island woman who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings took to the pitcher’s mound at a Red Sox game.

Heather Abbott of Newport, R.I., threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of the Toronto-Boston game in Boston on Saturday.

Abbott had gone to Boston on April 15 to watch the Red Sox play on Patriots’ Day and was waiting in line to get into a crowded restaurant when the bombs went off. Doctors amputated her left leg below the knee.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

During a press conference Friday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Abbott discussed how she has coped with her leg injury: “I decided that there’s nothing I can do about it, that it’s the situation that I’ve been dealt, and the best way to overcome it is to focus on recovery.”

A fund-raiser has helped raise more than $50,000 to help Abbott pay medical bills.

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