An explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant about 18 miles north of Waco may have injured 100 people. Glenn Robinson, CEO of Hillcrest Hospital, tells Anderson Cooper his staff set up a triage area on a nearby football field for anyone who needs medical attention.
For information about patients at Hillcrest Hospital, call 254-202-1100.
Steve Byrnes was cut badly on his face but says a mailbox absorbed most of the shrapnel that would have hit his lower body when the second bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon. He tells Anderson Cooper that he remembers everything about the blast.
His clothes were burned off his body and he believes he was inches away from losing his legs the way his friends did – four out of five lost limbs. "It was just absolute chaos. I saw things that, you know, I wish I didn't see," he says.
Caitlin Norden's brothers, JP and Paul, were at the marathon together and each had to have a leg amputated. They're being treated at two separate hospitals, and Norden says all they ask about is each other.
To help Byrnes with his medical costs, visit this fundraising site: Www.fundly.com/benefitforbizz
To help Norden's brothers, go to this site: https://www.facebook.com/WebbandNordenRecoveryFund
Celeste and Sydney Corcoran
To help the mother and daughter featured in Gary Tuchman's report on AC360° tonight, go to http://www.gofundme.com/celesteandsydney
To help Steve Byrnes, whose face was cut by shrapnel during the attack, go to Www.fundly.com/benefitforbizz
JP and Paul Norden
To help Caitlin Norden's brothers, JP and Paul, who each lost a leg in the bombing, visit https://www.facebook.com/WebbandNordenRecoveryFund
To contribute to a fund for Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack, go to http://www.gofundme.com/BucksforBauman
One Fund Boston
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston's Mayor Tom Menino says the city has established 'One Fund Boston'. "At times like this we are one state, one city and once people," Governor Patrick said. Boston based insurance company John Hancock has already committed $1 million to the fund, which will raise money for families most affected by the bombings.
Donate to Onefundboston.org
Filed under: Boston Marathon Attack
Editor’s Note: We’ll have the latest developments on the ricin investigation tonight on AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
Suspicious mail laced with ricin has Washington on edge. Preliminary testing shows a letter addressed to Pres. Obama and another to Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker both tested positive for the poison at off-site mail facilities.
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