CNN: Marine amputee has walked in marathon victims' shoes

Gabe Martinez is a member of Team Semper Fi, and he recently traveled with the Semper Fi Fund to visit the patients who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. By Gregory Wallace, Jake Tapper | CNN | thelead.blogs.cnn.com | April 26, 2013 When the ground exploded under Gabe Martinez’s feet in Afghanistan three years…

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CNN: Tragedy in Boston – How to help

By Rebecca Angel Baer and Katie Walmsley | CNN | cnn.com | April 23, 2013 CNN – Patriots Day is the third Monday in April marking the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is also the date for the Boston Marathon every year. It is meant to be a joyful…

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Veteran amputees visit bombing victims at Boston hospitals

By Healio | healio.com | April 23, 2013 A group of amputee veterans visited the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, which killed three and injured more than 175 people, according to the Boston Medical Center Facebook page. “We are happy to report that all of our amputation patients are nearly completed,” Jeffrey…

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Bloomberg: Boston Bombing Victims Start Rehab, Meet Amputee Veterans

By Shannon Pettypiece & Drew Armstrong | Bloomberg | bloomberg.com | April 22, 2013 Patients who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings started using walkers to move around Boston Medical Center, met with amputee veterans and began to prepare for prosthetic legs.

Giving to Boston's victims: How to choose a charity

By Barbara Bogaev | Marketplace | marketplace.org | April 19, 2013 Between the bombing in Boston and the deadly explosion in Texas there are hundreds of Americans still in the hospital, many of them facing large hospital and rehab costs. After tragedies like these, home-grown charities usually pop up immediately to help with expenses. Ken…

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Where to donate to aid Boston Marathon bombing victims

By David Riley | Herald News | heraldnews.com | April 18, 2013 Fundraising to aid the victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing continues to ramp up. Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office has warned people to donate carefully and check out charities to make sure they are legitimate before contributing.