Joy for Boston bombing survivor as he welcomes ‘happy and healthy’ baby

By Lydia Warren Daily Mail

Jeff Baumann, Erin Hurley and their daughter Nora

Jeff Baumann, Erin Hurley and their daughter Nora

Boston bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and his fiancée Erin Hurley have welcomed a baby daughter.

The proud first-time parents announced their news on Facebook on Monday afternoon by sharing an image showing them grinning over the newborn.

‘Jeff and Erin are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Nora Gail Bauman, born 7/13/14,’ the caption read. ‘Everyone is happy and healthy!’

The birth of baby Nora – just a day earlier than her due date – comes 15 months after Bauman, 28, lost both of his legs in the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon.

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Boston bombing survivor, service dog asked to leave T.J. Maxx

By Danielle Haynes UPI

NASHUA, N.H. — A 19-year-old survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing said she was ordered to leave a T.J. Maxx in New Hampshire if she didn’t put her service dog in a cart.

Sydney Corcoran said her service dog, Koda, helps her deal with post-traumatic stress after she was injured in the attack in April 2013. Her mother lost her legs in the twin explosions.

“He’s crucial to my everyday life,” she told WCVB.

She had Koda with her when an employee at the T.J. Maxx in Nashua, N.H., told her to put the dog in a cart or leave.

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Windber teen helps kids understand Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset

By Mary Pickels Trib Live

Most visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County know the story of the nation’s newest national park.

They are aware that the memorial pays tribute to the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, fought back against the plane’s hijackers, thwarting a planned terrorist attack on the nation’s capital.

They lay flowers and notes at the Wall of Names and fall silent at the spot where the San Francisco-bound jetliner crashed near Shanksville.

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