First lady meets victims at local hospitals
BOSTON (WHDH) -- President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were in Boston Thursday for an interfaith service honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
After the service, the first lady went to Boston Children’s Hospital and then Brigham and Women’s Hospital to talk to meet with patients.
Families, doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s Hospital said they were touched by the first lady’s visit.
“Michelle Obama came up to our floor and we were just shocked and so excited to see her. Everyone had out their phones and their cameras. It was really cool. We saw her, she’s beautiful. She’s even prettier in person,” said Lynn Mills, an employee at Children’s Hospital.
“It’s great to see the president and first lady…show that they care and that they’re behind us to support us,” said Matthew Collins, who saw the first lady.
Children’s Hospital said the first lady met privately with the three children and their families.
After Children’s Hospital, Michelle Obama went to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and spent time with victims there.