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Boston Marathon bombing survivors Sydney Corcoran, left, and her mother, Celeste Corcoran, right, cross the finish line with Celeste's sister, Carmen Acabbo, at the 2014 B.A.A. Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. The Corcorans are survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. / Jim Rogash, Getty Images

A T.J. Maxx store in New Hampshire told Boston Marathon bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran last week that she had to put her service dog in a carriage or leave the store.

"He's crucial to my everyday life now," Corcoran told WCVB-TV in Boston, referring to her service dog, Koda.

Corcoran told the station it was visible that Koda was a service dog, wearing a bright blue vest with the words "service dog" on it.

Both the teen and her mother, Celeste, were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

The Americans With Disabilities Act allows service dogs to accompany people wherever members of the public are allowed to go.

In an emailed statement to USA TODAY Network, T.J. Maxx said, "We have looked into the particulars regarding this customer's experience and deeply regret that our procedures were not appropriately followed in this instance."

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