One Year Later, We Are All Boston

Today, this Houston podiatrist stands with the people of BostonToday, thousands of people will attempt to complete the 118th Boston Marathon. Surely the joy and adrenaline-rush felt by participants and bystanders will be marred by the memory of last year’s tragedy.

As we remember all-too-well, last year, at 2:50 p.m. on race day, two bombs exploded within eight seconds of one another. Three people were killed and over 200 others were injured; many of the surviving victims had to have their feet and legs amputated due to the placement of the bombs.

Any one who, like myself, is in training for a half or full marathon knows the months of hard work that goes into preparing for a race like this. At last year’s Boston Marathon, the cowardly acts of terrorism turned what should have been a triumphant culmination of all that work into fear and tragedy.

This year, I salute every single Boston Marathon participant and hope that they complete their race with pride, free of fear and, of course, injury-free as well. From the staff at Tanglewood Foot Specialists, we cheer for all of the Boston Strong today! 

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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