The Last Boston Marathon Survivor To Leave The Hospital Gets Married

The Last Boston Marathon Survivor To Leave The Hospital Is Married!

Marc Fucarile and Jen Regan were in the midst of planning their wedding when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.

Fucarile was gravely injured in the attacks, breaking his spine and losing his right leg. He was the last of the survivors to leave the hospital after a 100-day stay.

On April 17, 2014 -- just a little over a year later -- the couple was able to tie the knot at Fenway Park, thanks to a lot of strength, perseverance and help from Boston-area event planning company Gracie Lou Events, who donated the dream wedding through their Love Runs Through Boston contest.

The color theme for Thursday's celebration was blue and yellow, to match the "Boston Strong" logo. The band Dropkick Murphys even stopped by to do a surprise performance.

“We’re super proud of [Marc] and Jen,” Julie Callahan, the groom's cousin, told CBS Boston. “They’ve had a very trying year and we’re very proud of them and so happy to celebrating here today.”

Check out photos from the beautiful celebration below.

Credit on all photos: Nicole Chan Photography

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Celeste Corcoran
"I wrote still standing because the bombers hurt me—they took my legs—but I can still stand on them."
Sydney Corcoran
"I think that everyone has scars, and we should embrace them. I’ve learned that we can overcome the obstacles that gave those scars to us."
Heather Abbott
"I think that the experience of losing my leg has made me become more compassionate, so I may have less of a leg now, but I think my heart is bigger because of it."
Roseann Shoia
She said: "My mom told me that this is what I said when I came out of my medically induced coma. We have deformities to our bodies, but I think it makes us stronger to be so open with it. I think it’s part of our therapy to get through what happened to us."
Lee Ann Yanni
"I wrote 'Never Be Ashamed' on my leg because the one thing that was hardest for me to get over was how my leg was never going to look the same, and I’m learning to be more proud of it.I read a quote, and it said 'Never be ashamed of a scar. That it only means you are stronger than what tried to hurt you'."
Dave Fortier
Dave Fortier's hearing was damaged by the bomb and he is running in this year's race. He said: “Once everything gets put back together, there will be a lot of people back. It’s become a huge part of our lives.”
Alyssa and Brittany Loring
Alyssa said: "When really bad things happen, really good people step up. When Brittany was just starting her recovery, I would read her emails from friends and people from her past. They really helped brighten her day and help her maintain her positive attitude. Cards arrived at the hospital from children around the country who wanted to reach out, and their honesty and well wishes made us smile."
David Yepez
"When the bombings occurred, immediately there were people from all around the world of all ages who supported in any way they could."
John Banse
"I am especially grateful to my four kids, whom I believe are the reason that I am still around. My soul is so full of gratitude that there is no room in me for sadness, anger, or fear."
Elizabeth Bermingham
What I’ve found as I’m running and as I’m out on the course, I find myself both thinking about last year’s marathon and then next year’s marathon, and trying to replace in my head the images of horror with images of triumph."
Michael Bourgault
"Every day my wife and I try to move on with our lives...All we can do is move on to the next chapter of our lives together. We are also reminded of what we went through by the pain & suffering we still go through every day both physically and mentally."
Allison Elliot
"My message needed to relate to the people of this great city. It was important for me to depict strength and power in the picture as well, but limit my face because the image is for all Bostonians."
Mikey Borgard
"Jay and Barrett have spent the last year by my side, teaching me how to laugh again, how to accept what happened and move forward from it, and most importantly, how to forgive."

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