Bill Richard lost his son, 8, in the Boston Marathon explosion and his wife and daughter endured numerous injuries. For the first time, the grieving father is speaking out. Keep reading for his emotional statement.
Martin Richard was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Martin’s father, Bill Richard, was allegedly running in the marathon when his son was killed, his wife’s brain was injured and his daughter lost her leg in the explosion. Courageously, Bill has released a statement, regarding the loss his family has endured. It’s incredibly sad to read.
Martin Richard’s Dad Speaks About Son’s Death
Martin’s father, Bill Richard, said in a statement:
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”
Martin Richard: Boston Marathon Bombing Victim
Martin was reportedly standing with his mother Denise Richard and sister Jane Richard, 6, when two bombs exploded within 12 second of each other, according to The Boston Globe.
Before the explosions, Martin gave his dad Bill Richard a hug at the finish line. Sadly, when Martin ran back to his mother, the first bomb exploded and killed him. Reports claims that his Martin’s mother was seriously injured — she underwent surgery for an injury on her brain on April 15, and Jane lost her leg.
This story is incredibly sad. What do YOU think, HollyMoms?
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