Apart from taking lives, the blasts in Boston Marathon mutilated many persons. Two of them were the two sons of Liz Norden, a mother of five. They went there to watch a friend of them who had participated in that race.
She first came to know about her second son, 31, who was admitted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He told her that he was hurt badly and said that he knew nothing about his elder brother, 33, who was beside him.
She at last found her eldest son too who was admitted into the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. However, each of her sons lost a leg, from the knee down.
She said that she had never imagined in her wildest dream that any such thing could happen.
Both of her sons graduated from Stoneham High School. They used to work as roofers but lost their jobs recently. She refused to give their names to the media before talking to them.