Martin Richard was tragically killed in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. He just wanted to hug his dad at the finish line, but sadly, his life was taken soon thereafter. Browse through our gallery to see sweet images of Martin and his family. So sad.
Martin Richard was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Martin’s father, Bill Richard, was running in the marathon when his son was killed, his wife’s brain was injured and his daughter lost her leg in the blast. We can’t imagine what this family is going through right now.
Martin Richard: Boston Marathon Bombing Victim
Martin, an 8-year-old third grader, was standing with his mother Denise Richard and sister, 6, when bombs hidden in bins exploded within 12 second of each other, according to The Boston Globe.
Before the explosions, Martin gave his dad Bill Richard a hug as he approached the finish line. When Martin ran back to his mother, the first bomb exploded. Reports claims that his mother was seriously injured — she underwent surgery for an injury on her brain — and his sister lost her leg in the blast.
Residents in the family’s hometown of Dorchester, Mass. gathered together last night to remember the family.
“[The Richard family is] beloved by this community. They contribute in many ways. That’s why you see this outpouring,” City Councilor at Large Ayanna Pressley told The Boston Globe. “It’s surreal, it’s tragic, it’s incomprehensible. Everyone here tonight is trying to comfort one another and be prayerful.”
This story is incredibly sad. And seeing joyful photos of Martin make it that much more difficult.
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