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.
It gets a little easier every year but I still feel mournful this time of year.
Every morning when I wake, I thank God for the gift of life.
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.
I was a 43 year old practicing family physician and marathon runner from Birmingham, Alabama who finished the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013
On 4.15.2013, I survived the Boston Marathon Attack, escaping with a TBI (traumatic brain injury
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...
Since losing my left leg, below the knee, in the bombing, I've started a fantastic nonprofit organization that helps amputees
In the days following the marathon, I remember distinctly feeling that I would never feel safe again.
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.
It's been 5 years now and I finally feel like I am thriving again!
I'm doing okay now, but there are some days that are harder than others.
On Behalf of: Scott Bowman and Cathy Swauger
I am doing fine however, I think about this everyday.
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..