SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two Baystate Medical center nurses were among the many medical volunteers at the marathon’s finish line last year.
They were in the medical tent when the bombs exploded, and were suddenly faced with injuries they were not prepared for.
Despite how hard it was to witness the bombings, they say they’re determined to return to the marathon.
“I can’t let fear stand in my way. I can’t let the anxiety take the good things away from myself, so I need to be back. I need to create new memories,” said Hilary Hayden-Moryl, one of the registered nurses.
Registered nurse Ansel Zinter agreed, and said he looks forward to this year’s marathon.
“I’m not going to let this strike fear and prevent me from going back and doing what I love to do. It will be very emotional but I’m sure an incredibly rewarding experience on Monday,” Zinter said.
Both will be going back to this year’s marathon as medical volunteers.