Boston Marathon Runner Says Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ To Commissioner Ed Davis
BOSTON (CBS) – The pain of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy continues to manifest itself in different ways.
On Wednesday night, WBZ-TV’s David Wade took part in a Harvard Kennedy School panel on the bombings and the aftermath.
Along with Wade, panelists included Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs Department of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem, Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton, Director of MEMA Kurt Schwartz and Harvard Kennedy School Dean David Ellwood.
The most poignant part of the night came when a woman who ran in the Boston Marathon got up to ask Davis a question but the question was never even asked.
Choking back tears, the woman simply said “I just wanted to thank you.”
The Harvard Crimson identified the woman as Jamie Bergstein, Admissions Coordinator at the Kennedy School of Government.
The crowd erupted in applause.
Davis got up and gave the woman a hug.
The woman went on to say that she was forced to stop at mile 24 and called Monday “the scariest day” of her life.
“The support of the Boston Police Department and other police departments and the first responders were amazing,” she said. “They gave me hope and gave everyone hope. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.”