Aaron Hern, 12 was at the Boston Marathon to cheer on his mother on April 15 when he was seriously injured by the bomb explosion near the finish line. He is being treated at Boston Children’s Hospital in critical condition, but he took the time to ask if his mom finished the race in between his surgeries.
Aaron Hern, 11, was struck in the leg by shrapnel during the blast on April 15 at the Boston Marathon, and has been recovering at Boston Children’s Hospital in critical condition. As one out of at least 11 children who have been wounded during the attacks, Aaron is slipping in out of consciousness, and is scheduled to undergo another surgery on April 17.
Family Tells Aaron That The Family Is Okay
The day that the 11-year-old was hurt by the tragic bomb blasts, he was supporting his mother, Katherine, who was running in the Boston Marathon. Now, she and the rest of his family are by his side through his surgeries. According to Daily Mail, when he woke up he asked:
Did mom finish?
Sandy Hall, a family friend told Mercurynews.com that they have repeatedly had to comfort him. She said:
We have to tell him over and over again that everyone is OK, that Mom finished, that he was the only one seriously hurt.
Other Admitted Injured Children
There were nine children total who were admitted after the bombings according to Daily Mail. One of them includes a two-year-old boy who had a head wound, another is a nine-year-old girl who had leg trauma which resulted with her spending hours in the operating room.
According to Daily Mail, Boston Medical Center said the number of patients in critical condition dropped from 11 to 2 by April 17.
— Nicole Weaer
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