Ma, I’m hurt real bad.
Paul was at the Marathon's finish line with his brother J.P., his friend Mark Fucarile and his girlfriend Jackie. They were waiting to cheer on their high school friend, Mike Jefferson a Somerville firefighter, running in the race.
Liz later learned that J.P. had also been severely injured and was taken to a different hospital.
This morning in various interviews she described her distress as she frantically tried to locate both sons.
Paul, 31, is at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and J.P., 33, is at Brigham and Women's Hospital, each have lost their right leg. Each have undergone at least one surgery.
Paul's girlfriend Jackie is being treated for burns in yet a third hospital, and their friend Mark Fucarile, lost both legs.
In addition to these life-changing, catastrophic injuries, their mother is worried about emotional wounds because they were standing next to Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who was killed.
According to their local paper, the Woburn Daily Times, if you would like to help the brothers and Marc Fucarile:
A charity account has been set up at TD Bank. You can call, mail, or drop off a donation at any location. The name on the account is Marc, JP, and Paul Marathon Victim Fund. The account number is 8371871647. and donations can be mailed to TD Bank 280 Montvale Ave. Woburn MA 01801. Or you can call 781-376-0100. If you have questions contact the branch manager, Lisa Ruocco.other sources:
Local station WCVB has a collection of photos from the scene and has identified some of the victims we've become familiar with.
Photos of this man, some incredibly graphic, have been seen in collections of images of those rushed from the scene of the first bomb.
Jeff Bauman Jr., of Chelmsford, lost two legs in the blast.