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Boston Marathon Bombing — 10 Years Later



Located just one mile from the Boston Marathon's finish line, Tufts Medical Center is always ready for Marathon Monday. Each year, we prepare in advance to care for patients from the race. Typically, the types of cases we see are exhaustion and dehydration in runners. But on April 15, 2013, the situation was anything but typical.

See our 10th Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing video 


Read stories of patients injured in the bombing who were cared for at Tufts Medical Center, and a story of one of our nurses who was on Boylston St. when the first bomb went off.


Boston Marathon Bombing 10th Anniversary

Jacqui Webb:
One of the first patients to enter Tufts Medical Center's Emergency Department was Jacqui Webb who was with a group of friends on Boylston Street when the second bomb exploded. After being treated for nearly three weeks by our trauma team, hers was the longest stay of any of the Marathon bombing survivors.

Read Jacqui's story



Jim McCowan

Jim McCowan:

MelroseWakefield Hospital’s Nurse Anesthetist, Jim McCowan, was eating lunch with friends on Boylston St. when the first bomb went off. He was at the scene performing CPR and making tourniquets even before first responders arrived. Jim learned his profession at Tufts Medical Center and takes great pride in helping others. He is running this year’s marathon on the 10th anniversary both for closure and to support the community.

Read Jim's story




Lee Ann Yanni

Lee Ann Yanni:

Lee Ann Yanni and her husband Nick came to Tufts Medical Center with serious injuries after the 2013 bombing. She credits her incredible Tufts MC care team with helping her heal. Just a year later, she ran the Boston Marathon herself.

Read Lee Ann's story