Boston bombings: the courage of the survivors


Each day a new story emerges of people who have survive the Boston bombings it brings everything in life back into perspective.

‘If I could kick you, I would!’

Still recovering in the hospital, one victim of the Boston marathon bombing still maintains a witty sense of humor

Roseann Sdoia, 45, lost most of her right leg when she was near the finish line of the Boston marathon but when her brother-in-law made a sarcastic comment she quipped, ‘If I could kick you, I would.’

‘The North End resident and vice president of National Development, a real estate firm, has kept her sparkling personality as she heals at a local hospital from severe burns and bruises and the amputation of her right leg above the knee.’ (From Daily mirror)

Professional dancer back on TV after losing leg

‘Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet, who had part of her leg amputated after being injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, is set to appear on “Dancing With The Stars” TV show. The ballroom says that she is “honored” to make a guest appearance on the show, adding that “dancing is my life” and that “if we’re afraid, the enemy wins.”‘

(From Catholic online )

Wonderful video of a woman who lost both legs sharing tears with a marine

Marine One (Who also lost his legs): “You wonder — ‘What’s my life going to be like? Am I going to be, you know, dependent instead of independent?”

Celeste: “Yeah, I can’t do anything right now.” (crying)

Marine One: “Right now, yes. But I’m telling you with all my heart you are going to be more independent.”

Celeste: “I’m so glad to see you. I can’t believe it’s the same.” (camera shows his two leg prosthesis)

Marine One: “Just so you know… This is a new beginning. There are so many opportunities going to come your way …and support. Clearly you have a support system. That’s huge. You gotta have that positive attitude to pull through. You know this is a start. You have your daughter to go through this with you which is a huge blessing in disguise. This isn’t the end, this is the beginning.”

Marine Two: (Hugging Celeste and pointing To Marine One): “Gabe here, he’s moving right in there. He’d doing the Paralympics. And you might want to do that one-day.”

Now use these amazing stories to remind you that ANYTHING is possible if you allow your mind to believe.

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