BOSTON (CNN) – Survivors of the Boston marathon bombing performed a Valentine’s Day flash mob this week, near the site of the 2013 attack.
Participants said the event brought the group together and helped them continue to heal.
Marathon bombing survivors, parents, nurses, and first responders descended upon Copley Place, just a block from the bombing.
As a valentine surprise for Patrick Downes, from his wife Jessica; both lost their left legs in the attack.
All organized by the group “Neads” that trained jess’s service dog rescue.
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Jessica Kensky, survivor, said, “The special part for me was all the familiar faces in the group, thru the last 10 months, they were par to of our recovery so do so something where we are all dancing and celebrating and not doing our wound care and dressing chances, it’s just really fun.”
Lauren Harney, Jessica’s nurse, said, “For me it was a part of this whole healing process. It was good for my heart and soul to do something like that. It was wonderful.”
Lauren Vulcano, survivor, said, “It was so nice to have a positive spin on everything that has been going on and all come together for the good of our community and spread some smiles around Valentines Day.”
Patrick Downes, survivor, said, “There have been so many people that have come together over these last months, out city and the larger community and that’s something to be celebrated, because it a wonderful product that has come out of a tragedy.”
Lynn Julian, survivor, said, “These types of memories to scrape the etch a sketch clean wipe the black board clean of what they id and requite happy memories over the same places they tried to take from us. And we won’t let them.“