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Boston bombing survivor and fiancee welcome baby girl

July 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM ET

More than a year after he lost both of his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing, survivor Jeff Bauman has become a father for the first time. 

Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth of their daughter, Nora Gail Bauman, on Monday. 

Bauman, 28, lost both legs below the knee in the bombing, and has since written a book about his ordeal, returned to work at Costco and become engaged to Hurley. Their new baby girl was born on Sunday, according to a post by the couple on Facebook

"Everyone is happy and healthy!" the post reads. 

Bauman was part of an iconic Associated Press photo that showed him being rushed from the scene in a wheelchair by cowboy hat-wearing Carlos Arredondo with a makeshift tourniquet around his badly damaged leg shortly after the bombing on April 15, 2013. 

He appeared on TODAY with Hurley in April, a year after the bombing, telling Savannah Guthrie that "it’s been a hard road so far, but it’s getting better every day.”

Video: Jeff Bauman and his fiancée welcomed their daughter on Sunday. Bauman appeared in an iconic Boston Marathon photo when he was carried off the course; he now has two prosthetic legs.


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