Injured Marines visit mother, daughter injured in Boston bombing
Celeste Corcoran had both legs amputated
Last Updated: 230 days ago
A mother and daughter who suffered severe injuries in the Boston Marathon bombing were visited by some Marines who suffered similar injuries.
Celeste Corcoran, 47, and her 18-year-old daughter, Sydney, have undergone multiple surgeries at a Boston hospital since the bombing last week.
Due to the severity of her injuries, doctors had to amputate both of Celeste Corcoran's legs below the knee.
Sydney Corcoran suffered shrapnel wounds that nearly killed her, including a torn femoral artery.
"With all my heart, you're going to be more independent than you ever were ... this is a new beginning for the both of you," said one of the Marines, identified only as Dave.
Another Marine said Dave has adapted to his injuries and is now a paralympian.
Celeste Corcoran said she was not much of a runner because she suffered from shin splints, but joked that she no longer had to worry about that.
A fund has been set up for the pair's recovery at http://www.gofundme.com/CelesteandSydney
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