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
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