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TODAY's Takeaway: Savannah launches baby blog; woman describes bear attack

April 14, 2014 at 2:22 PM ET

Utah man survives being trapped in a canyon, Savannah launches her pregnancy blog and a Florida woman describes being attacked by a bear.
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Utah man survives being trapped in a canyon, Savannah launches her pregnancy blog and a Florida woman describes being attacked by a bear.

1. A Florida woman who was attacked by a 200-pound bear in her own garage over the weekend said she’s thankful to be alive.

“I can't close my eyes and not think about it, see it, feel it,” Terri Frana, who needed 30 staples in her scalp and 10 stitches in her forehead, told TODAY. “I'm here for my kids."

Video: A woman attacked by a bear in Orlando, Fla., shared her terrifying story of being mauled in her own garage. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.

2. Savannah is four months pregnant and counting — the perfect time to start a pregnancy blog!

“Here at TODAY.com, we thought it would be fun to have a place to gather to muse about pregnancy — and all its assorted joys, fears and weirdness — and I figured I could canvass all you smarties for pregnancy and parenting advice!” the anchor wrote in her first mom-to-be post.

Video: TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie announces a new blog on TODAY.com, where you can read all of her maternity musings and see pictures of her growing baby bump.

3. Jason Knight described how he and his two sons survived three days trapped inside a canyon before being rescued Saturday.

“You have to teach your kids what to do in an emergency like that,” the Utah man told Carson.

Video: A Utah man, who survived a three-day ordeal along with his two sons in the Utah wilderness before being rescued, joins TODAY to discuss the harrowing experience.

4. Survivors of last year’s Boston Marathon bombing are more hopeful than ever, thanks in part to the college students behind “Boston Strong” — a campaign that’s raised $1 million for victims of the tragedy.

“I’m hoping for a normal life, and I know it’s gonna come,” bombing victim Marc Fucarile told TODAY.

Video: One year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the “Boston Strong” campaign has sold more than 65,000 shirts bearing that powerful phrase, and has raised $1 million. Natalie Morales reports.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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