Yesterday was a beautiful day in Washington D.C. and as I watched all of the people enjoying the glorious sunshine I thought about the Boston Marathon victims. Many are in the first phase of adapting to a life they could not have imagined before the event. Some have lost limbs and face ordinary tasks of the past with mammoth challenges.The psychological and physical trauma will not vanish because the culprits have been apprehended. They face days ,months and years to piece together their new realities. The burst of support for them was important, but ongoing signs that we truly care will be the foundations that enable them to press on.

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