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Brevard Athlete Meets Boston Victims

Updated: Friday, April 19 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

Brevard College soccer player Bree McMahon was the voice of experience for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, including one woman who had her leg amputated.

ABC's 20/20 invited McMahon to Boston to speak to a family. She was also interviewed by Deborah Roberts about her own story.

McMahon is an amputee herself. Three years ago during a high school car wash fundraiser, her leg was pinned and crushed by a vehicle. Since then, she's bounced back and playing soccer again.

Her advice to the two women she spoke with was about the mental part of the recovery process.

"It's your attitude," she says. "And the way you want people to perceive you."

"I told them it's going to take hard work... It's gonna suck," Bree said with brutal honesty."You're going to have your dark days."

"It may seem bleek and dark but if you look into the future, you have a whole new world ahead of you. And you have a whole new community behind you."


By John Le
Find John on Twitter @AbsoluteLe



   

Brevard Athlete Meets Boston Victims


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