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Brothers Injured in Bombing Recovering Together at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Friends and family help wheel brothers Paul (left) and JP Norden (right) into a conference room for a press event at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown on Monday, May 13, 2013. The brothers both lost a limb and sustained other injuries in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.

Brothers JP and Paul Norden reunited last Friday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where they are both undergoing care for injuries sustained in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. Used to seeing each other several times a day before the explosion that left them both without one leg, the brothers were glad for the reunion, though it will be short-lived—Paul is expected to be released from Spaulding soon for out-patient care, while JP will remain behind.

“I can’t even describe…” Paul, 31, said when asked what it was like to be back with his brother. “I didn’t see him for 14 days, and it was so tough. I see him every day of my life. So it’s just amazing to be back to normal.”

JP, 33, said of their reunion: “It’s the best thing ever.”

At a press conference held Monday at Spaulding’s new location in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Stoneham natives spoke about the many emotions they had experienced over the past month, the ups and downs of rehabilitation and their special bond as brothers—which comes with a healthy side of competition. Paul even joked that the hospital that treated him after the bombing, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was better than Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which treated JP. (Both brothers had nothing but good things to say about their respective medical teams.) read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

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Spaulding To Host ‘Boston Strong’ Celebration Tonight

The grand opening of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown scheduled for April 21, 2013 has been postponed in light of recent events following the Boston Marathon bombing. Located at the corner of 16th Street and First Avenue, the new $  220 million, 300,000 sq. ft. medical facility will replace Spaulding’s current building at 125 Nashua St., Boston.

Though a community open house on Sunday was postponed Friday in the midst of a citywide lockdown and manhunt for suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, Spaulding Rehabilitation Center will go ahead with other plans to celebrate its grand opening in the Charlestown Navy Yard this weekend.

Spaulding representatives had planned to hold a small thank you gala for donors, staff and local and state officials Friday night, but the event was canceled. Following Friday’s arrest, an even bigger celebration has been organized for tonight, with a performance by the Boston Pops, speaker Mayor Tom Menino and a “rousing sing-a-long” of “Sweet Caroline”—a special nod to the city’s “Boston Strong” spirit.

“I’ve never been more proud to be part of Boston and Spaulding,” David Storto, president of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, said in a statement. “Our gathering tonight will reaffirm the spirit of resilience both in the people of our city and the drive of our patients and caregivers who never give up.” read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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