Boston Marathon victims vow to get better
AFTER the bombs went off in Boston, the pain began. Rather than focus on the true victims of the murder, we have seen voices raised about female Muslims living in fear of reprisal from white racists. One writer told us that these women were living in “hell“, as if Boston were now a fiery home for evil, violent bigots. A few scuffles from idiots were a sign that America was a race riot waiting to happen. But what we’ve seen is understanding and a coming together of humanity.
In “faces of the bombs”, the AP looks at those who lost limbs. People once fit enough to run marathons are now inhibited. If they can carry on and smile, so can we all:
Above and below: Adrianne Haslet, a a professional ballroom dancer injured by one of the bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, lifts her bandaged left leg in her bed at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Haslet, who lost her left foot and part of her lower leg, vows that she will dance again.
Above: Beth Roche, right, whose left leg was severely injured by one of the bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, sits on her bed with her daughter Rebecca Roche, left, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Beth Roche, who ran the Chicago Marathon last fall, was in Boston to watch her Rebecca run the Boston Marathon
Above: Heather Abbott, of Newport, R.I., is wheeled into a news conference past members of the media, behind, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Abbott underwent a below the knee amputation during surgery on her left leg following injuries she sustained at the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.