BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – The Norden brothers were near the Boston Marathon finish line when two bombs exploded causing each of them to lose a leg; however, the brothers say they are not going to let the injuries stop them from living their lives.
Paul Norden spoke about the tragedy for the first time with FOX 25's Mike Beaudet Tuesday as his brother, J.P., was undergoing yet another surgery. He was remarkably composed despite what he has been through in the last two weeks.
After the bomb exploded, Paul said he had no idea whether or not his brother was even alive.
Both brothers can be seen standing near bomber number two in a photo first featured on FOX 25 then by the FBI. When the second bomb exploded, the brothers were attempting to help Paul's girlfriend over the barricade.
Paul said he saw his leg detached from his body and hoped it could be salvaged. He was in a medically induced coma for more than a week.
Despite the loss, Paul has remained upbeat and refuses to let his injury get the best of him. He refuses to let the suspected terrorists win.
Following Paul's interview, he was moved to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center. The family also received the good news that J.P.'s latest surgery went well.
The Nordens send their condolences to all the other victims and families. They also want to thank all the hospital workers who have been working non-stop for the past two weeks.
The Nordens are also trying to track down a Boston police officer who escorted their mother to the hospital after the bombing.