Family walks Boston Marathon route for injured brothers
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Two sisters from Stoneham walked the marathon route to raise money for their brothers who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.
The two brothers were there to cheer on their sisters who crossed the marathon finish line just one month after the twin blasts killed three people and injured more than 200.
"I'm at a loss for words, it's unbelievable," Paul Norden said. "We were never big deals, now we are."
The symbolic walk started in Hopkinton. The Norden family walked the entire race route, 26.2 miles, in honor of their loved ones J.P. and Paul Norden; each of them lost a leg in the bombings.
“They went to watch their friend finish so we’re going to finish it for them,” said Caitlin Norden, sister. “It’s for them so we’ll do whatever we can to help them.”
The family is hoping to raise money and awareness. Both brothers are now in rehab.
“Obviously a monumental task, but just getting down to that area I got to tell you I’m a little apprehensive about it because it’s a hairy situation” said Peter Brown, uncle.
The support for the family has been overwhelming.
“I feel like for what they’ve been through, we can handle a few blisters to get through this,” said Caitlin.
The family crossed the finish line at about 6:30 p.m.