Boston braces for an emotional week commemorating 2013 attacks


Boston Marathon bombing victim Paul Norden wipes his brow during a break from physical therapy exercises at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Mass., in May. Norden and his brother JP each lost a leg in the bombing. (Matthew Cavanaugh/For The Washington Post)

One year ago Tuesday, two  bombs went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260. A week of ceremonies is planned to honor the victims, first responders, medical personnel and others ahead of this year's marathon, which will be run April 21.

Monday and Tuesday, I'll be blogging about those tributes and some of the people affected by last year's terrorist attacks.

Here are some stories I've written about the victims over the past year:

Doctors work to save victims' legs.

Injured survivors begin next phase of recovery.

Amputees worry charity money won't be enough.

Brain-injured woman and others seek money from marathon charity.

Sixteen amputees slowly progressing a year after marathon bombings.

Lenny Bernstein writes the To Your Health blog. He started as an editor on the Post’s National Desk in 2000 and has worked in Metro and Sports.
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