Jeff Bauman, the 28-year-old Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost both legs in the attack last April, is expecting a child with fiancee Erin Hurley, 27.
The two made the announcement on Facebook this past weekend. The baby is due July 14, and they are waiting until the big day to learn if their new child is a boy or a girl. They became engaged last month, according to the Associated Press.
While Bauman's mom supports his decision to keep the baby's gender a surprise, he told the AP his dad is "going crazy." Bauman added that he "just want(s) to be a good dad." The couple plan to tie the knot next year.
Three people were killed and 250 injured during the bombing at the race's finish line on April 15, 2013. Bauman lost both his legs while standing at the finish line rooting for Hurley, who was competing in the race.
A photo of Bauman being wheeled away from the bombing aftermath by good Samaritan Carlos Arredondo became one of the iconic images from the terrible day.
Following the attack, Bauman helped to identify one of the accused bombers from his hospital bed where he was recovering from the devastating injuries.
Less than a month after the attacks, Bauman made an emotional appearance at the Stanley Cup Finals, serving as banner captain for the Boston Bruins.
He has since been fitted with prosthetic legs. His memoir, "Stronger," hits store shelves next month.
Late last year, James Costello, another survivor of the Boston bombing, announced his engagement to Krista D’Agostino, a nurse who helped him recover from his injuries.
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