Norden Brother Injured In Boston Marathon Bombings Gets Engaged

BOSTON (CBS) — Paul Norden, who along with his brother J.P. lost his right leg in the second Boston Marathon bombing blast, got engaged this weekend.

The Stoneham man popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Jacqui Webb of Stoneham, on Friday, his mother, Liz, posted on the Facebook page Norden Brothers – Boston Marathon Survivors.

“After 3 months of planning and having everything just perfect with help from both families, Paul asked Jacqui to marry him tonight in front of a wedding themed Christmas tree!” Liz Norden wrote in the Facebook post Friday.

Webb was also injured in the improvised explosive device blast near the finish line of the marathon in Back Bay. “On April 21st when Paul woke from his medically induced coma, the first words he asked were, ‘Where’s Jacqui and JP?'” his mother wrote.

The Norden brothers and Webb were among more than 250 people injured in the marathon bombings. Several of the wounded suffered leg amputations. Three people were killed.

“I will be so PROUD to see my son WALK down the aisle with the girl of his dreams,” Liz Norden wrote.

Jacqui Webb and brothers Paul Norden, left, and J.P. Norden, all of Stoneham, were seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. (Credit: Facebook)

Jacqui Webb and brothers Paul Norden, left, and J.P. Norden, all of Stoneham, were seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. (Credit: Facebook)

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