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Friends and family of Patrick and Jess join to support them as they recover from injuries sustained at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

On April 15, 2013 Patrick and Jess both sustained severe leg injuries after one of the bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. This GiveForward page has been created by friends of theirs in order to give friends and family a place to post comments of love and support. We are also asking those who feel comfortable to leave a donation that will go towards the medical bills and out-of-pocket costs associated with both of their surgeries and rehabilitation.

Those who know Jess best say: Jess was brought into our lives by my law school friend in 2005. Although at first I was intimidated by her beauty and confidence, I quickly came to find her to be one of the funniest, most selfless, and introspective people I knew. It is these qualities that have made her an extraordinary nurse, first at Johns Hopkins, then at Mass General.

Of Patrick they say: Patrick is one of the most genuinely caring and generous people on earth. His love for his family, his friends, and his home city of Boston are infectious and memorable to all who encounter him. 

And about the two of them: We all remember BC Pat--innocent, perpetually polite, the ultimate Boston boy who was nicknamed "Jesus" in high school for his goodness. When he first started dating Jess in 2006, this slightly older, sassy, half-Jewish California girl, it seemed like an unlikely match. But when I watched them wed in Boston this past August, I knew I was watching the union of one of the greatest loves I will encounter in my lifetime. She has the spirit of a lion, and combined with Patrick's good (the most good!) heart and interminable support for his wife, their beautiful, beautiful love and devotion of their wonderful families and loyal friends, I have no doubt in my mind that they will persevere through this horrific time and will soon enough live happy, normal, fulfilling lives.

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