In the News - 2014

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R.I. Guard veteran hopes writing book will ease his pain, perhaps that of other soldiers

September 10, 2014

by G. Wayne Miller, Providence Journal The war that John DiRaimo, 53, physically left behind continues. A Rhode Island Army National Guard veteran who served a 13-month tour in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, when ground battles raged, DiRaimo cannot keep the conflict out of his head. The news these days, as President Obama continues…

Service dogs Jake, Rossi Boy named after fallen firefighters

July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Staff, WCVB.com Edward Walsh, Michael Kennedy died battling Boston fire Two service dogs-in-training have been named after two Boston firefighters who lost their lives in a Back Bay fire earlier this year. NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, a nonprofit organization based in Princeton, Mass., will hold a special event…

Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year

April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014 by Sacha Pfeiffer, NPR — All Things Considered At Monday’s Boston Marathon, many runners will be on the course to honor the 16 people who lost limbs in last year’s bombing. One married couple was among them: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes. Among many dark stories of that day, theirs is…

How Boston marathon bombing survivors celebrated Valentine’s Day

February 17, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014 by Claire Kim, MSNBC Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings celebrated Valentine’s Day in a very special way at Copley Place, near the site of the attack last April. Jessica Kensky enlisted the help of an organization called NEADS to plan a surprise for her husband Patrick Downes. The couple stood…