Rebekah's Angels Foundation
PLEASE NOTE THAT REBEKAH'S ANGELS FOUNDATION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR 128TH BOSTON MARATHON TEAM.
On April 15th, 2013, two bombs detonated at the Boston Marathon. Founder, Rebekah Gregory, and her son, Noah, were less than 3 feet away from the first blast. Because Noah was sitting down at Rebekah's feet, her body acted as a human shield which spared his life and allowed Noah to walk away with only minor injuries. Rebekah went on to lose her left leg below the knee and have 76 surgeries (and counting) because of the shrapnel left in her body. While the physical aftermath has certainly been difficult, it has been nothing compared to the emotional turmoil they have both endured. After the bombing, Noah and Rebekah suffered from Post Traumatic Stress, which made Rebekah desperate to find healing for her son. Through Rebekah's journey to find help, she saw how many other families were suffering through their own traumas but could not afford the trauma-based treatment.
In an effort to change this, Rebekah founded Rebekah's Angels Foundation in 2018, which provides funding for trauma-focused therapy, for children and families suffering from trauma.