Liz Norden, a mom-of-five, got a phone call from one of her sons on April 15, saying that he had been injured in the Boston bombings. She had no idea that both of her sons would end up having one of their legs amputated.
Liz Norden‘s sons had gone to watch a friend run in the Boston Marathon on April 15, and their lives completely changed in an instant.
Two Brothers Each Lose A Leg In Boston Bombings
Liz says that her 31-year-old son called her and said he was in an ambulance on his way to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
“Ma, I’m hurt real bad,” Liz recounts to the Boston Globe. Her sons, which she didn’t want to name, were standing right next to each other during the blast.
Liz tells the Boston Globe that each of her sons lost a leg, from the knee down.
“I’d never imagined in my wildest dreams this would ever happen,” she said. “I feel sick. I think I could pass out.”
She said that she hadn’t seen her sons yet because the authorities weren’t letting visitors in. Liz said they had both been recently laid off from their jobs as roofers.
Their friend Mike Jefferson, who they went to watch run in the marathon, was at the hospital waiting to see his friends.
“I was a quarter-mile away from the finish line [when the bombings happened],” he said.
It turns out the brothers were standing next to the eight-year-old boy, Martin Richard, who was killed in the blast. Keep coming back to HollywoodLife.com for the latest updated on the bombings.
— Chloe Melas