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Stories

Immediately after the Marathon bombing on April 15th, 2013, Bostonians responded to violence and hate with selflessness and love. It was in that spirit that One Boston Day was born, encouraging people everywhere to commit random acts of kindness, big and small. Over the years, this continued show of support has inspired the survivors and family members of the victims to connect, heal, and pay the kindness forward in ways both inspiring and profound. Here are some of their stories.

  • A Call to Arms of Love
    A Call to Arms of Love
  • Leo the Lionhearted
    Leo the Lionhearted
  • Sisters Video
    Sisters
  • Brittany Loring

    It gets a little easier every year but I still feel mournful this time of year.

  • Heather Abbott

    Since losing my left leg, below the knee, in the bombing, I've started a fantastic nonprofit organization that helps amputees

  • Beth Roche

    Today I and my family continue to walk forward. My daughter, our runner that day 5 years ago, had a baby boy on Marathon Monday two years after..

  • Scott Bowman

    On Behalf of: Scott Bowman and Cathy Swauger

    I am doing fine however, I think about this everyday.

  • Bonnie Mc

    I'm doing okay now, but there are some days that are harder than others.

  • James McGrath

    On Behalf of: Victoria McGrath

    We lost our daughter 2 years ago this March. Victoria McGrath was 23 years old, traveling on vacation with a friend.

  • Emma

    In the days following the marathon, I remember distinctly feeling that I would never feel safe again.

  • Lynn Crisci

    On 4.15.2013, I survived the Boston Marathon Attack, escaping with a TBI (traumatic brain injury

  • Amanda North

    Every morning when I wake, I thank God for the gift of life.

  • Scott Weisberg

    I was a 43 year old practicing family physician and marathon runner from Birmingham, Alabama who finished the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013

  • Michael Bourgault

    On Behalf of: All My 415 Support Group Friends and Family

    After 5 years, my wife, Beth and I are doing great. We became grandparents for the first time on New Years Eve 2017.

  • Nicole Gross

    On Behalf of: The Brannock and Gross Family

    It's hard to believe five years have already past since April 15, 2013. My physical wounds have healed and my scare are a constant reminder of...

  • Jennifer Kauffman

    It's been 5 years now and I finally feel like I am thriving again!