Survivor to return to where he was during bombing
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A Stoneham man who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing spoke to 7News about his long road to recovery.
Jarrod Clowery’s badly-burned hands still shake -- it’s one of the things he’s working on at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, but his biggest mission right now helping his friends and fellow bombing victims.
“I really feel bad because I am the luckiest guy in the world. I’m blessed, but like I keep saying, I have three friends who have no leg,” said Clowery.
Clowery and his friends were wounded when the second bomb exploded near their feet after they arrived at the finish line to watch their friend race. Clowery was severely burned and covered in shrapnel.
More than 20 survivors are currently being treated at Spaulding.
“What’s really making me feel good is the thought of giving back and taking media coverage away from the bad guys,” said Clowery.
Clowery won’t say the suspects’ names or discuss the case. He admits anger and sadness, but no fear.
On May 19, Clowery will return to Boylston Street for “Stoneham Strong”, a fund for the town’s six bombing victims. Clowery will stand outside the Forum restaurant, the very spot he was standing when the second bomb went off.
Friends will run the last 1.2 miles of the marathon route.
“Meet me at the Forum and when everybody gathers we’ll all cross that finish line together,” said Clowery.
Together is how Clowery and the other victims are recovering.
"It just makes me feel a bit foolish when I'm having a tough time mentally and then I visit my friend or talk to him and their attitude is so upbeat that it kind of gets me back on track," said Clowery.
Clowery is expected to be discharged from Spaulding on Thursday, but he will return regularly for physical therapy.