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After The Boston Bombings, Some Stories Of Hope And Humanity
April 25, 2013
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Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, the mother and daughter in the video above, were both hit by one of the Boston Marathon bomb blasts.

Celeste, 47, is now a double amputee, and her daughter Sydney, 17, is sharing a hospital room with her mom.

The pair recently received an inspiring visit from a couple of U.S. Marines, one of whom lost both legs in combat.

In the video above, the Marine tells Celeste that there's a tough road ahead, but that she will end up being more independent than she ever was.

Although Celeste has been through something terrible, she certainly hasn't lost her sense of humour, as you'll see at the end of the video.

A lot of inspiring stories have emerged from the bombings. Here are a few more:

A Dancer Who Lost Her Foot Will Dance Again

Adrianne Haslet lost her left foot in the Boston Marathon bombings - but that's not going to stop her from dancing.

The BBC has an interview with Haslet in which she describes the moment when the bomb went off, her life as a ballroom dancer, and her commitment to dance again - and to run the marathon again next year, even though she's "not a runner."

She says "there's so much I have left - I don't want this to be it. So I'm going to do everything I can to make sure it's not."

Boston Cop Delivers Milk To Baby During Lockdown

When all of Boston was locked down on Friday as police searched for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one police officer's act of kindness was captured on camera, and then shared on Facebook.

In Watertown, which was at the centre of the search, Kevin Wells, the father of a young baby, needed milk for his son. The boy's grandmother, visiting from Colorado, went and asked a police officer if he could help.

Officer John Bradley did exactly that: he walked to the store, bought two gallons of milk, and delivered them to the house.

Apparently he wouldn't accept any money from the family: "We wanted to pay him, but he wouldn't take money from us. He was just so generous."

NHLer Offers 'Martin Richard' Jersey To Victim's Family
bomb-yandle.jpgMartin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the bombings, was a huge hockey fan. Phoenix Coyotes player Keith Yandle paid tribute to Richard last Saturday, wearing a jersey with the boy's name written on it during practice.

His plan was to auction off the jersey to benefit Richard's family - but they reached out and made another request: they told him they wanted to keep the jersey.

Yandle is from Boston, and the next time he's home he hopes to visit the Martin family, along with his wife's uncle Sean O'Brien. O'Brien's daughter Ava was close friends with Richard.

He says he just wants to help any way he can, and respect the family's wishes: "I think when the season's over I'll reach out to [the family], and if it's OK, Keith and I will walk over, maybe take Ava with us," O'Brien said. "We'll probably take the jersey over to the Richards, if it's OK with them."

Chicago Tribune Buys Pizza For The Boston Globe
bomb-pizza.jpgAfter the bombs went off, the Boston Globe kicked into high gear, offering extensive coverage of the event itself, the aftermath, and the search for the suspects.

The Chicago Tribune decided that the work done by the Globe deserved some recognition. And nothing says "job well done" like a free lunch.

That's exactly what they sent: the Tribune's newsroom ordered dozens of pizzas to the Boston Globe offices, and sent this note along with it.

A nice gesture of solidarity in a difficult time for Boston. The Globe's Jennifer Peter tweeted that staff was "Touched" by the gesture.


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The Boston Marathon Bombings: Stories Of Courage & Kindness

8-Year-Old Victim In Boston Bombings Remembered By Friends With Chalk Memorial


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