The horrific events at the Boston Marathon yesterday have left 3 people dead and over a hundred people injured. If you’ve watched the news at all, you know that one of those that died was an 8 year-old-boy. We now know his name, and a little more about this precious young boy that was taken too soon.
Martin Richard, 8, was with his family near the finish line watching the runners cross when the bomb went off. His parents, who are both avid runners took Martin and his siblings to watch the race like they did for the last several years. Contrary to earlier reports that stated that he was there to cheer on his father. William did not run the marathon.
His mother Denise suffered a brain injury in the blast, and his younger sister Jane, 6, lost one of her legs. William Richard, the father, reportedly told local officials that his daughter would’ve died too if it weren’t for the first-responders that acted to swiftly.
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The father and an older brother were both uninjured.
Friends and neighbors of the family from Dorchester, Mass. call the Richards’ the “typical, all-American, lovely family.”
A photo of Martin that has been circulating on Facebook and media outlets paints such a perfect picture.
For more on this story go to CBS NEWS .