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Ann & Eric Whalley are residents of Charlestown, MA who were severely injured in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. Please help support!

Ann (65) and Eric Whalley (65) are longtime Massachusetts residents who were severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. As of April 17, Ann is currently in the ICU with numerous severe external wounds but in stable condition. Eric has suffered brain trauma and damage to his legs, and will need several follow up operations including a serious neurological operation later this week at Brigham & Women's hospital. Their two sons, Chris (34) and Rich (25), are with them at the hospital and doing everything they can to support their parents. The Whalley family has a long road ahead of them physically and emotionally as they recover together from this horrible tragedy. As friends of the Whalley family, we are raising a recovery fund to help ease the financial burden of this devastating incident on the family. All funds raised will be go directly to the Whalley family to assist with expenses related to this tragedy. Please help spread the word and donate if you can.

With love and thanks,

Friends of the Whalley Family 

About Ann and Eric: Ann and Eric were both born in the UK and moved to the USA in 1989, settling initially in Boulder, CO. The Whalley family moved to North Andover, Massachusetts in 1997 and became American citizens in 2008. They now live in Charlestown, MA and are proud Massachusetts residents and Americans who have devoted their lives to their community and friends. Eric is a recently retired biotech professional and Ann a retired schoolteacher. On 15 April 2013, Ann and Eric were enjoying a walk through Boston along the marathon course and proudly cheering on the runners when they fell victim to the horrifying bombings. Much of their extended family still lives in the UK so they need all the local support and help they can get.

Their younger son Rich is an MIT alumnus (class of 2010) and we have received enormous support from the MIT, Harvard, and other local university communities. Thank you for continued support!

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