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.READ MORE: Plainville Firefighter In Coma After Contracting COVID-19
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.READ MORE: How To Get An Appointment When COVID Vaccines Open For Mass. Residents 16+
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.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Inspections Will Resume At Most Massachusetts Locations Saturday
“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.