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Your Morning Dump..Stay strong Boston

KWAPT April 16, 2013 The Morning Dump 10 Comments

Good Morning folks. I’m preparing to head in to my job at a Boston hospital this morning. I’m hoping I can comfort and help what will surely be a mass of worried, concerned, sad & angry people. Thankfully, neither myself or any of my family were injured in yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Just typing those words, it still hasn’t fully sunken in. I guess it’s true that you  really just don’t know how things like this feel until it happens in your own “back yard”. I was initially very concerned for my sister, as she lives quite close to the finish line area, and is also an avid runner & triathlete. I was certain she was in the area, watching the race. Once I found out she was actually out of town for the day, I was extremely relieved. Not a feeling I wish on anyone. Thank goodness she was alright.

I simply cannot think about much else right now, and just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones to this cowardly act and I have the utmost faith that the talented men & women of Boston’s hospitals will do everything in their power and then some to ensure that those who were injured get top notch care. Thankfully, we have the best of the best when it comes to medical staff here in our city.

I will probably have a lot more to say about this, but for now, stay strong Boston. Take time today to be grateful for your loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. Help someone in any way that you can. Try and smile when faced with fear & despair, as hard as it may be. We will get through this and we will be stronger because of it. Thank you everyone.

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  • Astarot

    I just want to say again that my warm thoughts are with all the people from the City of Boston. I hope there won’t be any more victims and that Boston and the community won’t get numb by this cowardly act. I hope you’ll try to shake that off as quickly as it’s possible. As I can’t do much more i want to say, as we share our passion for the Celtics, that I’m with you in this hard time. All the best from Poland. I hope that whole Celtics Nation around the world will be unified with Boston facing that kind of tragedy. And KWAPT I hope you’ll make through that, as I can imagine, one of the most challenging days at work, stay strong.

  • Bleedgreen.

    1 of my friends was schedruled to run but got sick at the last ninute. Another was schedruled to whatch but decided to stay home at the last minute.

  • Dutchgreen

    Like you said, it steel feels unreal that such a thing happens in this wonderful city I have come to adopt as my own. I hope all of you fellow Celtics fans and your loved ones are alright. My thoughts are with you all. Stay strong Boston!

  • Roy Sanchez

    I’m born and raised in California, but have been a life long celtics fan. Boston was a city I always admired, and not just because of the celtics, but because of the type of city it was. When I finally had the pleasure of visiting two years ago, I instantly fell in love with the city, and thought to myself about the possibility of moving there. Recently, I’ve taken that option more seriously and have began looking into possibly moving. I was deeply hurt and still am about these tragic events. I have no doubt that the city will come together and make it through this, and I know justice will be served to those who committed these acts. They haven’t broken my dream of possibly moving there, they have made me want to even more based on the actions taken by the people to help those who were hurt. God bless Boston and you are in my prayers

  • eddysamson

    I have been completely and utterly slammed with emergency level stuff at work for the last 2 days (worked 9AM to 1AM last night) so I havnt had much time to follow all this. I’m a New Englander and as such I love Boston, so it was pretty hard to see all this. I managed to catch some of the graphic pics and it was unreal…

    Having said all that I just thought I’d like to point out a positive that I hope won’t be taken the wrong way…this will give the Celtics some SERIOUS post-season motivation. Lets hope they step it up accordingly and make the city proud over these next 2 months.

  • Lee in Oregon

    When I heard the terrible news yesterday, I thought of you, KWAPT, working in the hospital, and all my family back there. Like many of you, I’m still in shock that this could happen at the marathon in our beloved city, on Patriots day. I’m praying for all those who were hurt or killed, and their families. Thank God for all those who helped, and continue to help, those who were hurt.

  • ShawnCVD

    Hey KWAPT, RA and community, here’s my thoughts around this:

    With time to process the events that happened yesterday I remain saddened for what has transpired. Boston is my home and my place of work has become a crime scene (I work literally at the finish line and the storefront where I work got it’s windows blown out). I was in NYC on vacation when I got word of what had happened. Thankfully my co-workers working that day got out unharmed.

    My heart goes out to those injured and lost to all this madness.

    For those of you who haven’t and/or are unsure about watching the footage let me opine. It documents for a split-second mankind at it’s worst followed by a profound output of humanity at it’s best against all that chaos. So my hats off to everyone there who helped out.

    I hope this becomes as much a story of our greatness as it is a tragedy. And when I say “our greatness” I don’t just mean Boston. The Boston Marathon is a multinational event that brings together people from all over. It’s was and continues to be one of the magical events in sports -nay- in our society.

    May Boston grow into something better…

    • http://twitter.com/KWAPT KWAPT

      Amen Shawn. Thank you,

  • http://twitter.com/NyPDCeltics_34 ♣ Richard Ferrer ♣

    Great article KWAPT, it’s nice to see you work around the community. Your a great inspiration as a Celtics fan

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    I left Boston 16 years ago after spending two years at Berklee.

    I had some of the best moments of my life in Boston, living some blocks from Copley Square; the Celtics are the invisible bound that keeps me connected to the piece of my heart I left there when I left.

    I was in pain listening to the news the other day, I felt somehow wounded and ripped, I felt I wanted to be there again to help. I was in tears.

    All my thoughts go to the victims and their families.

    Boston is a brotherhood.