"I'm the luckiest unluckiest person I know," said Marie Dean who lost her lower left leg in a 1984 motorcycle accident. She wears a prosthetic device that gives her the ability to do about any normal daily activity like driving and walking through a grocery store. She even rides a bike when the weather is warm. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Adapting to life without a foot or leg can be a daunting task, but the spectators and runners who lost at least one limb in the Boston Marathon bombings last week will be aided in their recovery by advances in prosthetic limb technology.
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