Marc Fucarile lost his right leg and suffered a severe burn on his left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, but he defied the odds by walking on his wedding day.
Guests arrived on duck boats Thursday as Fucarile married his childhood sweetheart, Jen Regan, at Fenway Park.
The longtime couple, who have a 6-year-old son, was given an all-expenses-paid wedding of their dreams from the charity “Love Runs Through Boston.” Fucarile knew right away that Fenway was the perfect venue.
“We were going to get married on an island, a beach or Fenway Park,” Fucarile told Boston.com beforehand. “Once we found out it (the reception) would be at the Hotel Commonwealth, I told Jen, ‘We’re getting married at Fenway Park somehow.’ ”
Fucarile was the last bombing survivor to be released from the hospital on July 24. He underwent over 20 surgeries and still is struggling to adjust to life without two functioning legs.
“I’m still in a wheelchair about 75 percent of the time,” Fucarile said.
Despite his devastating injuries, the 35-year-old is grateful for all of the support he received throughout his healing process and leading up to his wedding day.
“Watching Jen walk down that aisle, that will be the highlight,” Fucarile said. “The support is what keeps me going, strangers, friends, family. If it weren’t for them, the support of complete strangers and loved ones, this would be a different story.”
Check out photos from Fucarile’s Fenway Park wedding below.
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