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Ga. Amputee Raising Money For Bomb Victims

Updated: 1 year ago.
A Sandy Springs man who is a double-amputee was nearly to the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. Now, he's raising money for victims through his foundation. (Photo Courtesy of Surat Lozowick via Flickr.)

A Sandy Springs man who is a double-amputee was nearly to the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off.

Now, he's raising money for victims through his foundation.

Scott Rigsby said that complications with his prosthetics and his muscles slowed him down, or he could have been at the finish when the bombs went off at Monday's race.

He had lost his legs in a car accident 27 years ago.

Rigsby was running on Monday for his foundation, which encourages people with limited mobility and missing limbs to be active. He hopes that mission and his message resonate with people he said will need support as they start to rebuild.

Three people were killed in the blast and more than 170 were injured.

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