The Boston Marathon. An amazing event that brings people together from all over the world. The 2013 Boston Marathon will forever be with us but for the wrong reasons. What should have been a joyous event for many has been destroyed by a senseless evil act of violence by cowards. There were three wonderful people that lost their lives in the bombing and one of them was an 8 year old child. Many people hurt and lost limbs. I live just north of Boston and you never think that this will happen in your backyard.
Krystle Cambell was a 29 year old restaurant manager who was at the race with her best friend. Her father describes her as a "very caring, very loving person," adding that she "was daddy's little girl." Krystle died instantly at the scene.
Lu Lingzi, a 23-year-old student from Shenyang was a Chinese graduate student at Boston University. Lu was reportedly waiting near the marathon’s finishing line with two friends when two explosions threw the event into chaos. One of those friends was injured in the blast.
Martin Richard was 8 years old, he was with his father, mother and 6-year-old sister near the grandstand when one of the explosions occurred. His mother and sister were both critically injured in the blast. Martin's mother underwent brain surgery Monday night and his sister, 6, lost a leg in the blast.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Krystle, Lu and Martin and their families. Taken away too soon by a senseless act of violence. Please keep them in your prayers. Let’s Never Forget and Pray For Boston.