Amputee Veterans Hope To Inspire Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – Injured veterans are in Boston to visit victims of the marathon bombings.

The veterans are amputees and spent time at four Boston hospitals over the weekend.

They met with about a dozen people who have lost one or both legs from the marathon blasts.

“It was really a good visit for all of us,” said Josh Sharpe, a member of Semper Fi, an organization that helps raise money for wounded warriors.

Captain Cameron West, a Marine who lost a leg in Afghanistan, said “We felt as amputees compelled to get out here.”

The injured veterans say the patients were very receptive to their visit and are remaining positive.

“It won’t define them as a person,” said West about the injuries. He added that soon all of them will be able to do everything they could before the terror attack.


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