That’s Celeste Corcoran and her daughter Sydney in the photo above. They went to the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon to watch a relative complete the legendary race. When a bomb went off just after the marathon’s four-hour mark, shrapnel tore through their legs.
Both of Celeste’s legs were amputated below the knee on Monday night. Sydney, a high school senior, suffered deep injuries and massive blood loss of her own. Mother and daughter are undergoing further operations on Wednesday at Boston Medical Center.
Celeste is a hairdresser by trade, and relies on her feet to work. She may never be able to do her job the same again. Both women live on the second floor of their Boston home. Their medical bills will likely be astronomical through more treatment and recovery. Physical and psychological damage aside, what will they do financially over the coming days, weeks, months and years?
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