Ron Brassard considers himself lucky, even though he’s hospitalized with wounds from the first bombing at the Boston Marathon. “There were so many people injured so much worse than I was,” Brassard told Anderson in a bedside interview at his hospital.
Brassard got a severe leg wound when the first bomb exploded just 10 feet away from him, his wife and their daughter. He told Anderson the pain that shot through his leg was incredible and the blood was coming out at a “scary rate.”
Brassard said runners literally tore their shirts off their bodies – not over their heads – to make tourniquets for him.
Brassard’s wife is also hospitalized with wounds. Incredibly, his daughter wasn’t hurt. A family friend who was with them lost both of her legs in the attack. The Brassards were near the finish line to cheer on their friend's sister who was running the marathon.
Tonight on AC360, watch Anderson's interview with Ron Brassard. Hear what he has to say about the outpouring of help he received in the seconds after the explosions and whether he’ll go to the marathon again.
We’ll also have the latest developments on the investigation. Don’t miss our live coverage from Boston at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
UPDATE Watch Anderson's interview with Mr. Brassard:
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