On April 15, 2013 two bombs exploded on Boylston Street, feet from the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosion took the lives of three people and injuring an estimated 264 others. Charleston Southern University athletic training professor Dr. Joseph Murphy was serving as a medical volunteer that day. What he saw changed his life — permanently.
Dr. Joseph Murphy has seen many injuries during his athletic training career, but nothing like this. The woman standing in front of him had just come off the course at the Boston Marathon and entered the tent. She was missing a portion of her leg. Murphy looked her up and down. How did this happen? What is going on? Why doesn’t this woman have part of her leg anymore?