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Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombing and whose rescue was the subject of the iconic photo, has some good news: he is engaged and his wife-to-be is expecting a child.

The news was posted on the page for Bauman's charity:


Bauman was at the marathon to cheer his now-fiancee Erin Hurley on, and she's been at his side throughout his recovery. She was featured in a New York Times article about him last July, when he took his first steps on his prosthetic limbs. Hurley's visits were described as "the best part of his day."

According to the AP, the baby is due July 14 and the couple plan to marry in 2015. They got engaged last month.

"My mom loves it. My dad's going crazy," Bauman said. "I just want to be a good dad."

Bauman's book about his experience, Stronger, will go on sale next month, a week before the bombing's first anniversary.

He's not the only survivor with good news. As suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits his trial, another one of his alleged victims, James "Bim" Costello, got engaged to a nurse he met in the hospital. And Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a professional dancer who lost her leg in the explosion, danced on her specially-made prosthetic limb for the first time a few days ago.


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