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Birthday

I left before the bombings. I was watching the marathon with my best friend. We could see the finish line. We were standing directly in front of the man handing out medals to runners. We helped the crowd cheer the names of their loved ones as they passed by, as if to say: "We saw you do this. It's real!"

We left early to do homework. Every…

Close-up of memorial in front of Boston Public Library

Makeshift memorial in front of the Boston Public Library. Includes flowers, flags, and a marathon medal.

I was just receiving my mylar...

I was just receiving my mylar blanket, just after the finish line, when the first explosion happened. It sounded just like the canons they shoot off in Charlestown, and I remember thinking it was strange, but also that fireworks or some other display were not out of the question. I turned and saw the smoke, and then the second explosion happened.…

10 Minutes

I was working the medals distribution as a volunteer on Marathon Monday and have done so for the past 8 years as a John Hancock employee. I had a doctors appointment scheduled for that day and had to leave early. I left at 230 and was in my car when my phone started going crazy. Texts left and right stating, "are you ok?", "get in touch with me…