Marathon Victim Throws Out 1st Pitch for White Sox

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    A victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has thrown out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game, thanks to an assist from the Oval Office.

    A victim of the Boston Marathon bombings threw the first pitch at Saturday's Chicago White Sox game against the Oakland Athletics.

    Karen Rand, of Somerville, Mass. threw the first pitch Saturday, less than two months after she lost her left leg in the explosions while watching her boyfriend run.

    Rand, accompanied by her boyfriend and supporters, threw the pitch from her wheelchair just in front of the mound to White Sox pitcher Chris Sale.

    "It's really special," she said. "And it really is a nice way to spend to some time in Chicago."

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    While in the hospital Rand was visited by President Obama and her boyfriend, Kevin McWatters, told the President the couple liked Chicago.

    The President arranged the trip along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.