Wounded vets offer words of support encouragement for victims of Boston Marathon bombing

Vets: You can 'do amazing things'

Wounded veterans offered words of support for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings in a video posted to YouTube on April 24.

The video was created by Shoulder 2 Shoulder, a Virginia-based service disabled veteran-owned small business.

The post underneath the video on YouTube reads as follows:

"Shoulder 2 Shoulder, a Virginia-based Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is very proud to share this video that we produced with our friends from the Wounded Warrior Community in response to the Boston Marathon Bombings. Given the numerous amputees as a result of the bombings, we thought that it would be valuable to provide direct amputee-to-amputee perspective on dealing with initial fears, recovery strategies, and clear visceral proof that amputations do NOT preclude people from leading rich, full, and exciting lives. We at Shoulder 2 Shoulder are inspired by the Wounded Warrior Community every day and we sincerely hope that by sharing their experience that the victims of the Boston bombings will be similarly inspired.


Please consider a donation to One Fund Boston -- onefundboston.org

Special thanks to all the Wounded Warriors that participated!"

In the video, a montage of disabled vets performing various physical activities, from skiing to mountain biking, aims to provide inspiration to those who lost limbs in the Boston bombings.

"I'd say we still find a way to do some pretty cool things," one disabled vet said.

"Your life will never be the same, but that doesn't mean you can't go on to do amazing things with the second chance you were given," said another vet.

"You're not limited, you're just adapted," another vet said.

 

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