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Boston Marathon Bombing Victim - Jeff Bauman

Beyond the Finish Line
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BOSTON —
Most of Bauman’s legs were gone. He had been waiting for his girlfriend near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 when the first of two bombs detonated and blew them off. An iconic sporting event had turned into a scene of chilling devastation, and a photograph of Bauman in the aftermath, his legs gruesomely lost, later became a searing symbol of the attacks.



The day of the bombings, Bauman had had an emergency, through-knee amputation that lasted about two hours. A surgeon had sifted through layers of skin, tissue and muscle, preserving what was healthy, cutting what was dirty and sick. He had removed what was left of Bauman’s lower legs at the knee joints.

Two days later, Kalish had performed a formal amputation at about four inches above the knee. He had measured the legs and cut each layer — skin, tissue, muscle and bone — farther up in the thigh, like a staircase. Then he washed out the legs for 10 minutes, tucked the muscle, and stitched the tissue.


After his surgeries.


Bauman with his girlfriend who was at the marathon with him.




Bauman as the sutures were being removed from his amputated legs by a resident, right, at Boston Medical Center.

Bauman’s legs had been reduced to stumps, sewn shut across each base. Now, as Kalish spoke, Bauman pulled his left leg toward his chest and eyed the sutures.

“We literally just yank and cut,” Kalish said. Bauman looked away. “Compared to everything you’ve been through, this is going to be a breeze. How about that?”

Kalish left the room, Bauman climbed onto a table, and the resident started on his left leg. There were 25 sutures to remove from his left and 24 from his right.



Doctors measure his hip motion/range.


Checking out his new legs.

.....asked about his health insurance at Costco (his employer) and if it was covering his expenses, and Bauman said yes. But he did not know entirely. He had not seen a bill from Boston Medical or Spaulding. His new legs cost about $100,000 each, but he expected them to be covered by his insurance and a foundation called Wiggle Your Toes.

“You probably get a lot of donations, too, huh?” Taylor said.

“Yeah, I get a lot of donations,” Bauman said. “It’s a lot. I’m getting money all the time.”


Hanging out with friends, who were wearing bracelets with the words “Bauman Strong” on one side and “April 15, 2013” on the other.

An online fund-raiser for him had reached nearly $800,000, and he would soon receive a $2.2 million check from the One Fund, which was established to benefit the marathon victims.

But he feared his money and fame would run out. He retained a lawyer and two financial advisers. He put his money in a trust fund. He would trade it all, though, just to have his legs back.


His first steps...

Bauman was discharged from the rehabilitation center about four weeks after the bombings. He went back home to live with his mother in Chelmsford, and during the day, most days, it was just the two of them. Sometimes, his cousin came over to play video games. Otherwise, Bauman passed the time lying in bed until Hurley came over after work. He slept easier at home. There was not much else he could do.

Sitting in his wheelchair for a long time strained his legs. On the few occasions he did go out, he packed a zipper bag with his medication. He regularly took 1,200 milligrams of gabapentin for the phantom leg pain, 1,000 milligrams of Tylenol and 5 milligrams of oxycodone. And if the pain was still unbearable, he took more oxycodone.



For more details on Bauman's recovery and detailed account of the events the day of the marathon, click here - good read and a video interview

IDK if this video will embed, if not here's the link http://nyti.ms/13vpCtI

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Wow he's set to have quite a bit but yeah money is nothing, i'd much prefer my legs Cool guy.

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money is nothing, i'd much prefer my legs .
Hear here sister

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he can buy Pistorias legs from Nike. im sure theyd discount his murderous legs.

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The conspiracy theories that this guy was an actor and it was all staged.

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The conspiracy theories that this guy was an actor and it was all staged.
well clearly the al qaeda summoned this alien from mother starship to look like the solider that had lost his legs and trained him in practicing signals with other dude who put on his sunglasses before releasing the blood packets at the bombing scene

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Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will watch as the young man who could face the death penalty for the attack appears in court for the first time since he was found bleeding and hiding in a boat in a suburb days after the April 15 explosion.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday starting at 3:30 p.m. ET in Federal Court in Boston. He has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

The 30-count indictment against Tsarnaev includes 17 charges carrying the death penalty or life imprisonment. Aside from bombing-related counts, it also contains charges covering the slaying of a police officer and the carjacking of a motorist during the getaway attempt that left Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan, dead.

Four hours before the hearing Wednesday, Tsarnaev arrived at the courthouse in a four-vehicle motorcade that included a van, a Humvee and a state police car.

A group of about a dozen Tsarnaev supporters cheered as the motorcade arrived. The demonstrators yelled "Justice for Jahar," as Tsarnaev is known. One woman held a sign that said, "Free Jahar."
he even has supporters ffs.
hope he gets death penalty.

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he even has supporters ffs.
hope he gets death penalty.
Fucking rights

Its it fucked up that he has all these girls defending him, reminds me of Richard Ramirez and all of his groupies.

Bottom line is they killed innocent people, a little boy included... I say turn him over to the Zeta's and see what they can come up with as a suitable method of execution.

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