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Letter from a blind poet from Florida

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. A blind poet from Hallandale, Florida sends a letter and a poem to the people of Boston. The poem begins by using Boston as an acronym and "concludes with my heartfelt love and prayers."

Cover letter for an enclosed set of cards from children of Seven Hills Foundation located in Worcester, MA

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The cover letter from the Seven Hills Foundation includes a note of encouragement from the staff, "Don't be discouraged, you will make it through this. Be strong!"

Letter of encouragement from a child at Seven Hills Foundation

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter sends well wishes, "Get well soon!," and contains a hand-drawn picture of flowers.

Letter of sympathy from a child at Seven Hills Foundation

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter sends the childs sympathy and well-wishes, "Get better soon.," as well as a hand-drawn card with flowers.

Letter of condolence from a child at Seven Hills Foundation

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter contains the message "Get well soon. I will pray for all of you.," as well as a hand-drawn picture of a religious cross.

Letter of encouragement from a child at Seven Hills Foundation

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter contains the message "Hope you all get well soon," as well as a hand-drawn picture of flowers.

Letter of sympathy from a child at Seven Hills Foundation

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter contains the message "God bless all of you," and a picture of animals playing on a hill.

Letter of encouragement from a child at Seven Hills Foundation

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter contains the messages "We're praying for you" and "Stay strong Boston."

Cover letter from the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. This is the cover for a group of cards sent by the women of Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center . The cards are made for all those grieving in Boston.

Card from a woman at the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The card is from a woman at the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center in Springfield, MA. The card reads "God bless, Our prayers are with you."