God Bless Jeff Bauman

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Goodness, after what this guy went through last Monday, to see him wishing others wellis just unbelievable. If this doesn’t choke you up you need to go find your heart. You all must have seen the iconic image (at the link) of him being wheeled away from the scene of the Boston terror attack, dazed, ashen-faced and in obvious shock. Now here he is photographed eight days later.

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It’s the picture of kindness.

Jeff Bauman, the Boston Marathon bombing victim who became the face of a nation’s sorrow when he was photographed being rushed from the horror scene missing a leg, paid a birthday visit to a fellow victim at Boston Medical Center, NBC affiliate 7 News reported.

Bauman gave a gift to Sydney Corcoran to celebrate her 18th birthday yesterday, which was spent in a hospital bed recovering from wounds she suffered in the twin blasts that killed 3 and wounded more than 240 last Monday.

Shrapnel from the pressure-cooker bombs severed Corcoran’s femoral artery, and she would have bled to death but for the swift intervention of strangers who stopped the bleeding until help could arrive. As it is, she only lost a pinky toe and is expected to make a full recovery, her father told ABC News.

Corcoran’s mother, Celeste, was also wounded in the attack, and doctor’s had to amputate both legs below the knees, the network reported.

Bauman, despite having both legs amputated, helped investigators identify the suspects as soon as he awoke from surgery.

Bauman may not realize it, but he’s a hero. He fought to live, he identified the monsters who nearly took his life and now he’s giving joy to others. He may have lost his legs, but he’s gained the admiration of millions. God bless him.

This should also leave you misty-eyed.

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6 Responses to “God Bless Jeff Bauman”

  1. karen on 24/24/13 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you, whoever you are, for posting these comments and the video. It is awesome to see these people rise above their circumstances to support each other. God’s ways are not our ways. We don’t always understand disaster, but as the gentleman said, the fact that so many were wounded similiarly, is a blessing in disguise for their recovery. Praying God will do amazing things in their lives.

  2. Paula on 25/25/13 at 11:34 am

    God bless him and the other survivors and those who helped save them. I don’t want to bring politics into this, but when I see him doing so well after only 8 days, I feel I have to. This is the picture we need to show people when they say we have an inferior health care system in the US. These people suffered grievous injuries, injuries that in most other parts of the world would be fatal injuries.

  3. Paula on 25/25/13 at 11:36 am

    Submitted before I was finished. Sorry.

    I don’t want to bring politics into this, but when I see him doing so well after only 8 days, I feel I have to. This is the picture we need to show people when they say we have an inferior health care system in the US. These people suffered grievous injuries, injuries that in most other parts of the world would be fatal injuries. It may be expensive and the health insurance side needs to be fixed, but I would rather put my life in the hands of an American trauma unit than any other in the world.

  4. Blue Hen on 25/25/13 at 1:58 pm

    An excellent point Paula. Is any other society capable of handling such trauma? I do also wonder if anywhere but an urban area, with its high levels of violence, would be capable of handling such injuries.

  5. Kelly on 25/25/13 at 5:15 pm

    I have been thinking of the man in the picture. I wondered how he was getting along. I said prayers for him and the other victims. Not only is he a gem, but the man who came to Jeff’s aid is a jewel as well. The acts of valor are a testament to what Americans are all about. I have been pondering what would it have been like if it had happened in another country? I really think that the way strangers responded so swiftly, without even thinking about how dangerous it would be to help the injured, speaks highly of the Americanism that runs through our veins.

    I am so happy to know that Jeff is getting along well. What a remarkable, considerate man he is to have celebrated someone else’s birthday.

    I want to express gratitude for the kindness of strangers. I continue to pray for all involved on April 15.

    Peace.

  6. ron b on 27/27/13 at 8:35 am

    Kelly. There were many similar acts of valor and human kindness in London’s 7/7 bombings – whilst such humanity is not strictly peculiar to Americans only, there is no question that Jeff Baumann is a class act by any standard.