BOSTON (AP) – A recently married couple are among the more than 170 people wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Patrick and Jessica Downes were married in August. Both are avid runners. According to an email sent to friends, each lost their left leg below the knee.
Patrick Downes has run the Boston Marathon in years past.
According to the email, Patrick Downes had surgery Wednesday and is out of intensive care. Jessica is in surgery and the email says she may be in jeopardy of losing her remaining foot.
It says Patrick is the “ultimate Boston boy” and graduated from Boston College. It says Jessica is from California and has the “spirit of a lion.” She is now a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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