Boston Victim Speaks: I'm Going to Rise Above This
A 25-year-old has a message for those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.
Fox News' Dr. Marc Siegel reported live from Boston's Beth Israel Medical Center on Tuesday where he had the opportunity to speak with 25-year-old Kaitlynn Cates, a victim of last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Siegel also interviewed a trauma doctor at the hospital who compared the sights and injuries from the attack to his experience treating soldiers in Iraq.
"This is the other side of the story," Siegel began - a story not about fear and terror, but a story of "courage and hope."
Cates recalled the initial moments when the bomb hit, telling Siegel that her friend Leo immediately took his T-shirt off, ripped it, wrapped it around her bleeding wounds and carried her to safety. (SEE THE PHOTO OF THAT MOMENT BELOW)
While Cates is still recovering, she seemed optimistic ... and steadfast in her commitment to making a full comeback.
"I'm definitely going to rise above this," she said. "There's always going to be a scar, but I'm not going to let them win. I'm not going to let them stop me from living a normal, happy and healthy life. Especially in Boston; Boston is a great city."
Dr. David King treated many of the initial casualties brought into the medical center last Monday. King also served as a trauma surgeon in Iraq. He told Dr. Siegel that when he came in to the ER and looked at the first wave of injuries brought in, he thought to himself, 'this could be me looking back at my time in Iraq.'
"The pattern of injury was identical and it looked the same to me."