Before Rebekah Gregory had her left leg amputated, she wrote a breakup letter to her soon-to-be-removed limb.
Gregory, who was one of the many injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, inspired others with her upbeat attitude about her predicament. The tongue-in-cheek letter was shared all over Facebook, and Gregory even returned to the marathon earlier this year to "take her life back."
So with Halloween coming and going this past weekend, it should not be a surprise that Gregory approached the holiday with the same spirit she has approached everything else with since her injury. In a hilarious post on Facebook, she uploaded a picture dressed as Lieutenant Dan from "Forrest Gump."
Here it is:
In case you missed it, here is the letter she wrote to her leg before her amputation:
Hey it's me. I'm sure it won't come as a shock to you when I say that we've grown apart. The love that we once had has dwindled, and this relationship has become a real burden on my life. We have been through a lot together. We have seen a lot of places, done a lot of things, and you have helped me through some of the toughest steps thus far. I promise to always treasure that. And I'm not saying this isn't hard for me. It is. But as tough as it may be, I feel like our time together has come to an end. I need to feel everyday that by having a relationship with you, I am becoming a better person. And for a long while now, I haven't felt like that. Instead, I feel like you are holding me back from really reaching my full potential. Now I get this is probably pretty tough to hear me say, but I have never lied to you and I don't plan to start now. What I need is something you can't give me anymore. And the empathy that you require, I can no longer handle. I love you. I really do. But I think I need to start on the next leg of my journey. So with that said, I have enclosed a gift certificate that I hope you will use. Go get yourself one last pedicure on me and enjoy it because tomorrow…I will be cutting you out of my life for good. Wishing you the best wherever you end up, Rebekah
Though One Fund, the Boston Marathon survivor charity, is no longer accepting donations, you can contribute to one of their affiliated survivor charities here.