Jane Richard performed the national anthem at the Boston Red Sox baseball game along with the children’s choir of St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Oct. 13. The girl lost her leg in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, but she didn’t let her prosthetic keep her off the field!
Jane Richard, 7, tragically lost her left leg — and her older brother, Martin Richard, 8 — in Boston Marathon Bombings on Apr. 15, 2013. Jane has been recovering from her injury — and the next step in her progress was rejoining her hometown’s children’s choir. The girl sang the national anthem with other young talents at the Oct. 13 Boston Red Sox game — and led her home team to victory after her inspiring performance!
Boston Bombing Survivor Jane Richard, 7, Sings At Red Sox Game
Jane and the children’s choir gave an inspiring, heartwarming performance of the national anthem from the Red Sox baseball field. So inspiring, in fact, that her team won! The Boston Red Sox won their game against the Detroit Tigers with a score of 6-5.
Jane Richard Recovering From Boston Bombings
Jane was fitted for her prosthetic leg following her terrible injury, and she was in the hospital recovering until August.
The Richard family gave a statement at the time of Jane’s release from the hospital, saying:
An hour doesn’t go by that we don’t feel the agony of Martin’s death and the senseless way it came about,’ the wrote in a statement in August. The pain is constant and even the sweetest moments can become heartbreaking when we are struck by the realization that “Martin would have loved this…”
But it is not all heartbreak for our family, as we are making progress on this long, difficult and painful road forward… Jane continues to be an incredible source of inspiration – and exhaustion. The loss of her leg has not slowed her one bit, or deterred her in any way.
The little girl was always an avid Irish dancer, and Jane has adapted so well to her prosthetic that she is even dancing — and now singing! — again.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think Jane was a good luck charm at the Red Sox game?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski