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Newport Holds Welcome Home Party For Bombing Victim Heather Abbott

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Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott.

Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott.

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings is preparing to attend a welcome home party at Rosecliff, a fabulous mansion in Newport featured in a film version of “The Great Gatsby.”

Heather Abbott of Newport 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.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee will join Abbott’s family, relatives and friends at the official welcome home party scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Others expected to attend include congressional and state lawmakers as well as local officials and well-wishers.

Organizer Olga Enger says Abbott considers the party as a way to transition from injury to healing.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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