War amputees to Boston's injured: 'Life's not over'

By Oren Dorell | USA Today | usatoday.com | April 28, 2013 Veterans who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan traveled to Boston to provide information and moral support to those seriously injured in the bombings. BOSTON – Cameron West used two hands to lift his right leg into the SUV that would take him…

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Boston Globe: Marines' Visit Brings Hope And Laughter

By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | bostonglobe.com | April 23, 2013 Looking up from her hospital bed through tears, she is at first morose and mournful, six days after losing both of her legs below the knee. “I can’t do anything right now,” Celeste Corcoran says, voice sodden. That is why the two…

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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.