Thursday, April 18, 2013
Examples of Good People Helping Boston Marathon Victims
By now, everyone has heard about what happened in the Boston Marathon race recently, which involved two bombs going off near the finish line, killing an 8-year old boy and two girls and putting hundreds others into hospitals! It was a tragic event but amid this attack, I thank God that there are more good people than bad people out there!
Here are examples of some of them (as reposted from Time.com's newsfeed)
Carlos Arredondo: The cowboy-hat-wearing Costa Rican immigrant and peace activist was handing out American flags to the runners when the first bomb exploded – a tribute to his son Alexander, a Marine who died in Iraq in 2004, NBC News reported. Arredondo told the New York Times that after the blast he jumped over a fence and ran towards the people lying on the ground — where he found spectator Jeff Bauman with his shirt on fire and the lower parts of his legs gone. Arredondo beat the flames out with his hands, tied a t-shirt around the stump of one of Bauman’s legs, and kept him company until emergency responders arrived.
Dr. Allan Panter: This Gainesville, Georgia, doctor was watching his wife run from the sidelines when the bombs went off. While half a dozen people around him fell to the ground, the doctor started treating the injured, though he told ABC News that he spent most of his time trying to resuscitate one woman in particular until emergency personnel arrived with a stretcher.
God loves His Children and to have three taken away so early in life, I am confident that justice will prevail and that the terrorists will face the desired consequences either on Earth or in the Afterlife.
Let's pray for the families who were affected by this attack, let's pray for quick recovery of those people still in the hospitals and let's pray that the Human Spirit will prevail, that it will not be knocked down by something as cowardly as this attack.