After four tragically trying months, the Richard family has taken an incredibly inspiring step forward, together.
On that fateful day in April, while cheering on friends and family at the Boston marathon, the Richards’ lives were forever changed. Eight-year-old Martin –- the youngest bombing victim –- was killed in the attacks and his adoring younger sister, Jane, lost her left leg. Their mother, Denise, suffered a serious eye injury and their dad, Bill, incurred shrapnel wounds, according to their Tumblr page.
Since saying goodbye to their middle child, Denise and Bill have vowed to heal and to maintain the strength of their family bond.
And on Thursday — the four-month anniversary of the attacks — the Dorchester, Mass., family released a touching photo of their smiling, resilient 7-year-old daughter who, after spending 39 days in the ICU at Boston Children’s Hospital and undergoing 12 surgeries, is inspiring her family to move forward.