Carlos Arredondo is a Trill Boston Hero for helping save Jeff Bauman following the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15th, 2013.
“The man in the cowboy hat in this photo’s name is Carlos Arredondo. Carlos was at the Boston Marathon with his wife handing out American flags to runners. He lost a son to a sniper bullet in Iraq in 2004 and a second son to suicide a few years later – a depression triggered by the death of his brother. Carlos now spends a significant amount of his time on peace activism and working with vets coming home from war and was at the Marathon to hand out flags and inspire people.
Carlos does not having any medical training but when the blast went off, he ran towards the danger, jumped two fences and found the now-famous man in the wheelchair on the ground, both his legs blown off, and suffering from severe shock and critical wounds. He got him into a wheelchair and pinched the man’s artery closed with two of his fingers (you can see him doing so in the photo). Because of Carlos, this man is alive today, having had surgery earlier today to remove both of his legs.
This man is a hero and deserves recognition. This man who lost so much still threw himself into the frenzy of panic and saved another guy’s life. That’s Trill.”
“Rene Rancourt starts singing, and then the TD Garden crowd takes it home as Boston returns to sports two days after the bombing at the Boston Marathon.”
Americans are awesome! Nothing more to say.
Boston is one of my favorite cities in the world. When I saw this on the news tonight – it was a hair raising experience. I can only imagine how awesome it would have been to actually be in the TD Garden during this National Anthem.
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Playing in Austin and heading to Boston... both of these cities have been long over due and I love them both... for their own reason.
Thank you to the McCormicks for the amazing sunsets and water adventures... and thank you to Emily Helm for Mr. Dooley's and the 7 hour layover in Boston!