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Some Of Super Hero Boston Hospital Staff Walked Miles To Treat Injured Children As Young As 2 From Marathon

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bostonhospitalIn the day following the Boston Marathon explosion, we now know that among the injured is a 10-year-old boy who suffered deep wounds to his leg and a 9-year-old girl who lost her leg. But even among the most gruesome of injuries were the definitively Heroic efforts of the hospital staff, some of whom walked miles to treat these injured kids in a panicked city.

The Boston Globe reports that the aforementioned 9- and 10-year-old are expected to survive, but are in critical condition. Both children will require “multiple surgeries” on their road to recovery. The emergency room at Boston Children’s Hospital treated eight children (from a toddler to teenagers) after the explosions.The youngest was two years old, suffered a head injury, and is reportedly in “good condition.” But while some children had minor burns and burned hair, others endured far worse:

The most seriously injured children had BBs and nails embedded in their bodies, said Dr. David P. Mooney — objects that were apparently packed into the explosive devices.

All of the kids treated from the blast had come to the marathon to cheer on their parents and other family members, along with 8-year-old Martin Richard who was killed waiting to see his father finish the race.

But Dr. Mooney maintains that the medical staff at the Boston Children’s Hospital came together in a truly super hero fashion, even offering to take adult patients from Brigham and Women’s Hospital if necessary:

“I can’t emphasize how impressed I was with the hospital staff,” Mooney said. “We had people walking a couple of miles to get here because they couldn’t get here in their car.”

Heroes of Boston.

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