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Injured Barcelona Photographer Reaches Out to Boston

Posted: May. 7th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Boston Marathon
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The Boston Marathon bombing is, without a doubt, a terrible event that no one should ever have to go through. Yet, there's one photographer from Barcelona, Spain, who knows firsthand what many people from Boston are going through and is reaching out to them to help any way he can.

In the first horrific moments after the Boston bombing, with smoke still billowing around the wounded, I know what is going through the minds of the maimed victims.

They are at once conscious and unconscious. They want to scream, but they cannot scream. They want to wake up from a nightmare, but they are awake.

Overcome with a sense of deja vu, I feel my past converge with the future of those wounded spectators.

I lost my leg in a bomb blast. I know the violent shock of a day that begins well and ends with an amputation, the fog of drugs and surgery, the months of painful rehabilitation.


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