The newlyweds who misplaced their legs within the Boston Marathon bombings say they’ve discovered energy within the days because the tragedy by love from strangers and one another.
“I miss my legs day-after-day, however I had by no means felt this collective love and assist from whole strangers,” Kensky advised PEOPLE. “However all of us turned recipients of this unbelievable ocean of affection and assist, and it didn’t cease.”
Jessica Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, seem within the new film “Patriots Day,” which stars Mark Wahlberg and tells of legislation enforcement officers’ quest to search out the terrorists concerned within the April 2013 tragedy. Kensky and Downes, who had been married for seven months, have been heading towards the end line to cheer on runners when the 2 do-it-yourself bombs exploded. Kelsey misplaced her left leg under the knee and later had her proper leg amputated, PEOPLE reported. Downes misplaced his left leg under the knee.
Within the three and a half years because the explosion, Downes and Kensky have relocated to Walter Reed Medical Heart. Their disability-assistance canine, Rescue, helps them full easy duties like getting the telephone and shutting doorways, in addition to serving to relieve Kensky’s stress.
“The primary night time he stayed at our place, six to seven months after the bombing, she slept by the night time,” Downes advised PEOPLE. “It was like a magic drug.”
Along with assist from strangers, the couple advised the web site different survivors from the assaults have helped them endure within the days since their accidents.
“We really feel this unbelievable bond with one another,” Downes advised PEOPLE. “They do actually really feel like household, particularly as a result of we’ve skilled this very distinctive occasion.”