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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 05:33 PM

Boston Strong: How 11 Survivors Of The Boston Marathon Bombing Are Coping

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2013/06/09/boston_strong_how_11_survivors_of_the_



Mery Daniel, 31, shares that spirit. “I choose to focus on the positive,” she says. “I’m happy to be alive.” Of patients like Daniel, Spaulding’s Dr. David Crandell tells PEOPLE, “It’s been incredible to see their resilience.” After a trauma like this, Daniel, who is studying for the medical boards, says, “You look at people in a different way: what’s inside of them, what defines them.” She adds, “I didn’t have a decision to make about my leg. It was gone when I woke up. To be frank, it wasn’t that emotional. I mean, it hurt. But in the grand scheme of things, I was just happy to be alive. The doctor woke me after surgery and said, ‘You’re very lucky because your heart stopped twice.’”

Professional ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet, 32, tells PEOPLE, “The fact that people truly believe I’m going to dance again has been a big deal. I’ve had studios from all over the country send pictures with little girls holding signs that say, ‘We believe in you, Adrianne!’ That makes me believe it, especially in the hard moments.”

Heather Abbott, 38, says, “When I was in the hospital, Aviva Drescher, one of the Real Housewives of New York, came to visit. She has a prosthetic leg, and it looked just like a real leg. It had veins and a birthmark. Seeing her and speaking to her helped me feel better about what kind of choices I have. It helped me see that some things in life wouldn’t have to change that much. That was a big deal.



After the Boston Bombings: Survivors Speak Out

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20706243,00.html


The lives of the 16 people who lost limbs that day were forever changed.

Among the most grievously hurt were Marc Fucarile, 34, of Stoneham, Mass., and Roseann Sdoia, 45, of Boston, who are featured in the issue and exclusive PEOPLE videos.

Stranded when the last available ambulances raced past them, the pair were thrown in the back of a police van to be rushed to the hospital.

As the vehicle hurtled through the streets of Boston, Fucarile, whose right leg was blown off, drifted in and out of consciousness. "I thought I was going to die," says the father of a son, Gavin, 5.




Photo Credit: http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20691832,00.html?stitched

h/t to Cha. Thank you for bring this article in People Magazine to my attention.

And to Our President, Barack Obama~











We've started to run, Mr President~

Thank you.

Boston Strong~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:57 PM

1. I love Joey McIntyre.. you know that,

she! From, the Boston Strong Concert.. his love of Boston and conviction that "Love Conquers hate" was tremendously Inspiring!

Mahalo for these Survivors' stories from Boston, she. So vital for recovery.

BOG

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:16 PM

2. Thank you Cha~

I would have missed the article in People if you had not made me aware of it.

I took the magazine to work, thinking that I would read it at lunch. However I started to cry, I had to take it home to read.

Not because they were sad stories, they were in fact inspiring. It was the strength of there collective spirits a mere 7 weeks after the event, that made me cry.

They have comes so very far, in such a short time!



Love Conquers Hate, Joey McIntyre said that well~

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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:23 PM

3. So poignant, she..

I can see why you'd want to read it at home.

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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 04:15 AM

4. President Obama takes a call on the Red Telephone



For the journal - Boston Strong - thanks sheshe!

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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:24 AM

5. Very moving article. Thank you for putting it here, she.

"You will run again."

Damned right we will.
All Americans are behind Boston now.

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