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Last Of Marathon Victims Leave Mass. General

By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press
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Mark Fucarile discharged from Mass General (Photo by WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Mark Katic)

Mark Fucarile discharged from Mass General (Photo by WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic)

BOSTON (AP) — The last of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing being cared for at Massachusetts General Hospital expressed both hope and uncertainty as he was discharged after six weeks of treatment.

Marc Fucarile, a 34-year-old Stoneham roofer, had his right leg blown off on the second blast April 15. Ever since, doctors have been fighting to save the left leg. As he was released Wednesday, Fucarile said the leg is looking good, though he added nothing is guaranteed.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

But Fucarile was optimistic, and said he’s looking forward to walking again and dancing at his wedding with fiancee Jennifer Regan.

Mark Fucarile leaves Mass. General Hospital. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Mark Katic)

Mark Fucarile leaves Mass. General Hospital. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic)

Fucarile was surrounded by family, including Regan and his mother and grandmother, as he was discharged on a stretcher. He thanked the doctors and nurses, as well as strangers for the kindness they’ve shown him.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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