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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 07:55 AM

Boston bombing survivors to Orlando survivors: 'We are family now'

Source: Mashable

They came bearing smiles and messages of support, not to mention cuddles from a few friendly service dogs.

On Saturday morning, survivors of the June 12 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, which claimed 49 lives, were visited by a group that has lived through similar tragedy. Ten survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing visited six Orlando survivors at the Orlando Regional Medical Center, the hospital said in an emailed statement.

Visiting Pulse survivor Angel Colon, Boston survivor Celeste Corcoran shared a message of tolerance. "There's post-traumatic stress and it helps to talk with someone who has been through similar situations," she said, according to the statement. "People who try and spread hate, it does the exact opposite, it brings together strangers and we are more tolerant of people.

"What happened was horrific and should never have happened but in their memory we choose to be nice to someone else, to pay it forward."

More: http://mashable.com/2016/06/26/boston-bombing-orlando-survivors/#eEg4pBggbZqH

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mnhtnbb Jun 2016 #1

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Sun Jun 26, 2016, 08:02 AM

1. What a wonderful thing to do

Look at that group. One woman is a double amputee. Those are the effects that you see. But they are so right that the survivors of
that horrific night in Orlando are bound to have PTSD.

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