I want to take this time to thank everyone of our members from all over the world for your support and prayers. To date, there has been over $1M dollars raised already for the victims of the bombing. This fund was started spontaneously. You have no idea how much this support means to all the runners and the people of Boston and Massachusetts. This fund will help with rehab for the amputees, counseling for those who need it, and so many other needs. Once these patients are finally discharged from the hospital, they will need transportation to their home. Whether it be here in the United States or some other country. This fund will help them.
The doctors at the Boston Medical Center held a news conference on the condition of the patients at their facility. They are still performing surgeries on some of the victims. Some of them were amputations. Some are to close some of the wounds. A few patients are still in critical conditon.
A lot of the runners are saying that they are now looking for closure. Most of the runners had a friend running with them. One would be hurt seriously, their friend not so much. It is the less injured friend that is going to need the counseling.
Today there will be an interfaith healing service at the Holy Cross Church not far from where the Marathon ended. The President and the First Lady have landed and will be attending. They will both speak. There is word that the First Lady wants to be able to visit some of the more seriously injured in the hospital. It is unclear if that will happen. But it is so like her.
Thank you for your support. This has been a hard week for Boston. But we are a strong people. We are Boston Strong!
We will come out through the other end of this horrific time.