President Obama visits blast victims at MGH
BOSTON (WHDH) -- President Barack Obama visited victims of the Boston Marathon bombing at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday after attending an interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End.
People lined the streets near the hospital just to get a glimpse of the president.
The president spent time with all 10 of the patients who are still hospitalized. Five of them are in critical condition, and five of them are in serious condition. He also met with a trauma surgeon who ran the marathon, crossed the finish line, and kept running to the hospital to help.
Dr. David King, who the president mentioned by name during the interfaith service earlier on Thursday, has been busy at work all week.
When 7News spoke with Dr. King Thursday afternoon, he said he had no idea the president had singled him out.
“I’ve been here essentially since the bombing on Monday, haven’t watched the news that much. And I’ll certainly watch his speech back. I’m flattered that he would mention me,” said Dr. King.
7News was told the patients felt honored and uplifted after spending time with the president.