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Family Keeps Still-Hospitalized Amputee Bomb Victim Upbeat

BOSTON (AP) — Marc Fucarile lost his right leg above the knee in the Boston Marathon bombing, and doctors are still fighting to save his shattered left one. He has second- and third-degree burns and a piece of shrapnel lodged in his heart. He's lost track of how many surgeries he's had, with more still ahead.

But he won't allow the pain or the uncertainty of his future shake his spirit or destroy his faith in humanity.

A 34-year-old roofer, Fucarile is the last bombing victim remaining at that hospital and among a few of the most seriously injured in the April 15 attack not yet released from other hospitals or transferred to rehabilitation facilities.

"The surgeon said if he didn't get here for two, three, four minutes longer, he wouldn't have been with us," says Fucarile's father, crediting the first responders. "They were like angels; they were the ones who saved him."

Fucarile and the family are equally effusive in praising the care he has received during his stay at the hospital, which has included "surgery after surgery after surgery," he says, 10 by the family's latest count.

Much of the focus has been on saving Fucarile's left leg, which sustained multiple fractures. Doctors are optimistic but realistic.

"There is still a possibility it could be amputated below the knee," he says.

http://news.yahoo.com/family-keeps-still-hospitalized-bomb-v...

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Was the content of the post

Was the content of the post changed by the mods or the OP?

There was italicized text at the top saying that too bad this guy wasn't able to get to get out in just a few days and get to do something at some Boston sports event(sorry, don't remember exactly what was written)

If That Text

comment introduced the article, then it would shed light on Jon's take.

It would be nice to know if it was deleted by mods or deleted by OP. I'm hoping it wasn't mods. Geez.

Joη's picture

so because injuries are different, it's evidence one is a fraud?

are you going to stop this Ralph?

It's clear what your implication is.

Later: The beginning commentary of:

Poor guy. Still in the hospital having surgeries. Too bad he wasn't out in 19 days and opening up the Bruins game. http://www.viralread.com/2013/05/04/jeff-bauman-opens-boston...

was removed. Think as you wish now.

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Did I Miss Something?

What injuries are being contrasted...or "different" or cast as fraudulent? Was there another part to this that is now not visible? I totally don't understand the question being asked of the OP and the implication we're supposed to detect? Please clarify. ??

It's a nice article. Cute how the boy wants a video game in his Dad's prosthetic leg. LOL.

Joη's picture

yes, OP removed the line implying otherwise

think as you wish about OP's intent now.

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jon!

i re-read ralphs post.
i re-read the entire article at the link he posted.

would you please clarify WHAT it is you want ralph or this article to STOP doing?
and exactly WHAT made ralph's post or the article linked, a CLEAR implication of ..what? to you??

ralphs post had no personal comment in it..

the article he linked to, seemed an upbeat, informative follow-up to the BM event, ie:

"Fucarile is the last bombing victim remaining at that hospital.."

what did i miss?

Joη's picture

see above

http://www.dailypaul.com/285220#comment-3073478

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JON - STOP putting words in people's mouths!

Ralph said NO SUCH THING! He posted an article with NO COMMENT AT ALL. YOU take whatever implication YOU see and project the motive onto everyone YOU have decided has a nefarious motive!

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

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I'm not, please stop assuming the worst

See above.
http://www.dailypaul.com/285220#comment-3073478

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