Jeff Bauman Jr. had both legs amputated at the knee, after the Boston Marathon terror attack almost a year ago, probably many wonder what has been Bauman been doing all this time?? Well, he has been recovering, and has been preparing for the next two roles on his life, becoming a husband to his girlfriend Erin Hurley and a new daddy!! that´s right Erin and Jeff will become parent in July!
Who can´t forget the shocking and heartbreaking image of Jeff Bauman at the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, I can still remember his father talking about his son´s condition, at that time he said Jeff was in stable condition at Boston Medical Center, Mr. Bauman Sr. wrote on Facebook:
“Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, they did help greatly. Unfortunately my son was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. He had to have both lower limbs removed due to the extensive vascular and bone damage… … He went back into surgery last night at midnight for exploratory due to fluid in his abdomen. He came out at 2:30, and doctors informed us he was doing better.”
The 28-year-old Jeff appeared in an Associated Press shocking photo, taken shortly after the bombing, that showed his left leg blown off and taken in a wheelchair by emergency personnel and by his guardian angel, Carlos Arredondo, who rushed to help Jeff, used his own hands to put out the flames consuming Jeff’s clothes, and then tied and hold tourniquets around his thighs preventing him to from bleeding to death.
Out of respect, we are not going to publish the gruesome image.
The fact that Jeff Jr. had survived may come as a relief for many who view the shocking picture of him with his legs seemingly torn off. Carlos Arredondo can be seen in the same photo literally holding Jeff’s femoral artery in an effort to stop the bleeding.
Jeff attended the marathon to watch his girlfriend run the race, and sat near the finish line. His girlfriend, Erin Hurley, was not hurt being still about a mile away when the blasts went off. His sister, Csila Schneider, told the New York Daily News:
“I hope they catch these people,” in reference to the responsible of the Boston Marathon terror attack.
Jeff Bauman Jr. is from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He is a music lover and fan of the New England Patriots. According to his father, Jeff is a good kid, he loves playing the guitar. He works behind the deli counter at Costco. He plans to pay off his student loans and go back to school at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Visit Jeff’s support page on Facebook here.
Jeff was still in the IC unit when he asked for a en and paper..
“‘bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,’
According to Jeff Bauman family, he was waiting at the finish line to see his girlfriend Erin Hurley, when a guy wearing glasses, a hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap, he looked at Jeff and then dropped a bag next to his legs, minutes later, the bombed exploded, tearing Jeff’s legs apart. It was thanks to Mr. Bauman that police could find photos of the Boston Bombers identified as Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Jeff received quite famous visitors at the hospital, actor Bradley Cooper and New England’s wide receiver Julian Edelman.
27-year-old Erin Hurley soon Erin Bauman got engaged to her beloved boyfriend in February, they will welcomed their first child on July 4th, and planned to get married next year