06:37 PM EDT 03/24/2014
Originally posted 03/22/2014 02:45PM
Jane Richard, who lost her brother Martin in the Boston Marathon bombing, is standing tall on a brand-new prosthetic leg.
Originally posted 05/09/2013 02:05PM
Her brother Martin Richard, 8, became the face of the Boston Marathon bombings – the littlest victim, mourned by thousands.
Since then, no one has forgotten young Jane Richard, 7, who lost a leg in the blasts. And now, to her family's great relief, she's finally on the path to recovery.
"Last evening, just 23 days after the bombing attack on Boston, our daughter Jane underwent her eleventh surgery," her parents Bill and Denise Richard said in a lengthy update Thursday.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 12:55PM
Martin Richard, the 8-year-boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, was laid to rest during a private family service Tuesday morning, his parents announced.
"The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous," Denise and Bill Richard said in a statement. "This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal."
Originally posted 04/16/2013 08:25AM
The bombings in Boston on Monday took an unimaginable toll on one of the Dorchester neighborhood's most beloved families – taking the life of 8-year-old Martin Richard and seriously wounding his mother and sister.
Martin died from his injuries. His sister Jane, 7, lost a leg, while their mother Denise had surgery for a brain injury, WHDH reported. A third child, an older son, was reportedly not injured.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Bill Richard said, "My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you."
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