BOSTON (AP) — A Boston Marathon victim is hoping to meet the person who helped her at the bombing scene before she’s discharged from the hospital this week.

Beth Roche, a 59-year-old medical office manager from Highland, Ind., says she doesn’t want to leave Boston without hugging whoever shielded her after the first blast.

Roche’s daughter had just crossed the finish line when the first bomb peeled Roche’s left leg open, leading to two surgeries and what her doctor expects to be a year of rehabilitation.

But the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital patient only remembers that a man in a blue uniform helped her as bones were poking out of her leg and she was unable to run for cover.

She says it would make her recovery easier if she could meet him and give him a hug.

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