Most of these posts involve people who have already overcome tragedy and moved on with their lives - sometimes, years later. For Jeff Bauman, he is just in the beginning of his recovery. Jeff had his legs blown off in the Boston marathon bombing on April 15, 2013 and the picture to the left (of Jeff) became a symbol of the horrific after-math that affected so many victims.

Just a few weeks after the bombing, Jeff appeared as an honorary banner captain at a Boston Bruins game. (see video above). Here is a guy who has every reason to hold pity parties for himself or fall into depression. Yet, as you can see in the video, he appears triumphant and ready to move forward with his life. In a statement, Jeff said: "I want to thank everyone for their amazing support for me and all those injured and their families. I'm making great progress and I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. "

Even in the rehab facility, shortly after his surgeries, Jeff had an amazing outlook on his future: "But . . . it's in the past. You only look forward.  I had a lot to live for in the past and I have a lot to live for now." Jeff is truly inspirational with his philosophy on life and recovery Hopefully, it will motivate others to get off their stool and get back into the fight.

To read more about Jeff's story, click here: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/pissed_but_he_dead_and_still_here_4eohIvLssoxHUYNIbnha5H

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