Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Explosion: A Moment of Silence

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I was in a waiting room when the breaking news came on CNN, two explosions at the Boston Marathon. Two people were dead and about 20 injured. Every eye was glued to the TV and as each minutes passed, the number of those injured continued to rise. I went on Twitter and soon found that an 8 years old was one of those dead. Reading the clip below on the HuffPost made me even more sad.
Boston Children’s Hospital received eight patients injured at the explosion at the Boston Marathon. Patients’ conditions ranged from good to serious. There were no patient deaths among the patients brought to Boston Children’s from the scene. Our patients included:
A 9-year-old girl with leg trauma who is in the operating room.
A 42-year-old parent of a patient is being treated in the ED.
A 7-year-old boy is being treated in the ED for a minor leg injury.
A 12 year old with a femur fracture has been admitted.
A 2 year-old-boy with a head injury has been admitted to the Medical/Surgical ICU.
More on HuffPo

May the souls of those dead rest in peace, and God grant peace and healing to those injured and all their families.


  1. We always hear the news from afar but never think it would happen so close to home. sweet old boston remains in my prayers. May God continue to protect us all, it is so unsafe everywhere

  2. This bombing in Boston is so horrifying, but to be perfectly honest, living in northern Nigeria with Boko Haram, I just feel kind of numb. This sort of thing has happened dozens of times here, but there has been very little global coverage and mourning of this sort--perhaps because it is all too common. In church, in mosque, on a bus, in a school, in one's home, at a sporting event. It's all very sad. May the souls of the departed here and there rest in peace, may God comfort their families and loved ones, and may violence of this sort anywhere in the world grow increasingly rare.

  3. for someone who lives and works in Boston this is surreal.I worked on that street for four years up until last October and this is a street I go to at least once a week. May God protect us.My heart goes out to the families of the victim.


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