• Younger sister of Martin Richard moving forward four months after marathon bombings


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of Boston Marathon victim Martin Richard has released a photo of Martin's younger sister four months after she was injured in the April 15 bombings.

    "Today marks four months since our family, and indeed our community were savagely and cowardly attacked for reasons we remain at a loss to understand," reads a statement from the Richard family. "While we have made progress with our physical injuries, the emotional pain seems every bit as new as it was four months ago."

    The family says there is not an hour that goes by where they do not feel the agony of losing their 8-year-old son.

    "The pain is constant and even the sweetest moments can become heartbreaking when we are struck by the realization that, 'Martin would have loved this...'" says the family from Dorchester.

    While the family continues to make progress, they say it is not all heartbreak for them. They say their 7-year-old daughter, Jane, was recently discharged from the hospital after months and hours of physical therapy. They say the night Jane returned home was the first time anyone in the family slept at home in their own beds.

    "We left home together on April 15th, and we were determined that none of us would sleep at home until all of us could do so. As so many things have been, returning home without Martin certainly made that important milestone bittersweet, but we know he was with us, as he is every moment of every day," the family explained.

    Jane has received a prosthetic leg and entered her home with the aid of her crutches. While the child is limited on the amount of time she can wear the prosthetic, her family says she "struts around on it with great pride and a total sense of accomplishment."

    Jane's older brother, Martin, was one of three people who died after two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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