5 weeks later, bombing victims receive BC degrees
BOSTON (AP) -- Five weeks after they were blasted by shrapnel from a bomb at the Boston Marathon, two Boston College graduate students walked past their applauding classmates to receive their diplomas.
Brittany Loring and Liza Cherney were both badly hurt in the April 15 twin bombings, but both said they had little doubt they'd be at Monday's ceremony to receive their MBAs.
Loring and Cherney were at the marathon to cheer on a friend, when they were injured during the first of the twin blasts.
Loring couldn't walk after the bombing and Cherney took a large piece of shrapnel in her leg.
But on Monday, Loring shed a crutch she needs and walked across the stage to get her diploma. And the only sign of Cherney's injury was a bandage around her ankle.