Marc Fucarile’s life changed forever last April, when the second of two explosions near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon broke his spine, took his right leg and severely burned the left one.
The 35-year-old father was the last Boston Marathon bombing victim to leave the hospital, and he’s still struggling to fit into his new life.
Fucarile’s story of anguish and recovery is one of five that ESPN will feature in the new “E:60” spring premiere, “E:60 Presents Dream On: Stories From Boston’s Strongest.” The show debuts Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
“Of all the shows we’ve done that have been single-themed — and there have only been a few — this is the most powerful that we produced,” “E:60” executive producer Andy Tennant told USA Today’s For The Win.
The show will be hosted by ABC News’ Bob Woodruff, who is no stranger to the bombing victims’ pains. Woodruff suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2006 while covering the war in Iraq when an IED struck the vehicle in which he was a passenger.
Perhaps the most remarkable part of the story is something so emotionally stimulating that it can’t be caught on film: All five victims featured in the show plan to attend this year’s Boston Marathon.
Catch a glimpse of the new “E:60” in the video below.
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