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‘The officer said, ‘There’s been an incident at the finish line.’ Over my shoulder, I saw flashing lights.’: Dad to twins with severe nonverbal autism details surviving Boston Marathon bombing

“Billowing smoke, people bleeding and screaming, clothes in tatters. Rumors were beginning to ripple through the crowd about an explosion. Maybe more than one. As the father of twin sons with severe, nonverbal autism, I’ve had many difficult days. But nothing matches this.”

‘I watched Grace’s head hit the front of the truck. Our entire bodies went under. ‘These tires are going to run us over. I’m going to lose my child.’: Woman describes trauma of car accident ‘I continue to play the ‘what if’ game with myself’

“I remember thinking, ‘This guy better stop,’ but telling Grace in a quick tone, ‘Come on. We need to hurry.’ From the sidewalk, I reached out both of my hands and yelled ‘Stop!’ I watched my own self and 3-year-old daughter get struck by a moving vehicle.”

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