Month: April 2013

Irish dance family devastated by Boston Marathon bombing

Little Jane Richard is an Irish dancer. She lost her leg in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. Her brother, 8-year-old Martin, passed away.

Little Jane Richard is an Irish dancer. She lost her leg in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing. Her brother, 8-year-old Martin, passed away.

News of the Boston Marathon bombing was bad enough, but we learned today that a little Irish dancer and her mother were seriously injured in the blasts, and her brother lost his life.

Jane Richard, a 7-year-old dancer for the Clifden Academy in Massachusetts, reportedly lost her leg in the bombing that occurred near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Her brother Martin Richard, 8, died in the blast. Media outlets report that their mother sustained brain injuries.

Amid all the sadness, many supporters of the Richard family have stepped up to help however they can. A bank account has been established for the family, and donations are being accepted, according to Irish Dancing Magazine.

Donations can be sent to:

Meetinghouse Bank:
2250 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester Ctr, MA 20124
USA
Checks should be made to: The Richard Family Fund

Anyone who would like to send card to the family can do so by mailing them to:

Saint Ann Parish Neponset
243 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, Mass. 02122

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