The lives of two men, one a young marathon runner who had crossed the finish line two minutes before the bomb exploded, and an older man he rushed to help, have formed a bond neither man will soon forget.
It was 23-year-old Rob Wheeler who took the shirt off his back and wrapped it around the leg of a spectator’s injured leg. He wasn’t even supposed to be running that day. At the last minute a friend gave him the spot.
“We’re part of each other’s life now,” said the 51-year-old victim Ron Brassard, who plans to attend Rob’s graduation in May. Ron’s wife and daughter already went with Rob to a Rod Sox baseball game.
(WATCH the NBC video below or READ the story in the NY Daily News)