Richard Family Shares Story Of Loss And Love

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – The attack on Boylston Street at last year’s Boston Marathon was a defining moment for many families but the Richard family from Dorchester may have been impacted the most.

David Abel, a Boston Globe reporter, is the only journalist to spend significant time with Bill and Denise Richard, the parents of the youngest victim to die, 8-year-old Martin.

(Credit: Richard Family Website) (Credit: Richard Family Website)

Abel said he thinks the Richards wanted to avoid the glare of the media for a very long time.

“I think what’s really challenging for both of them is that this, unlike a lot of other awful tragedies that people go through, theirs happened in such a public way.”

In a lengthy, two-part story for the Globe, Abel tells of Martin’s younger sister Jane learning to walk on a prosthetic leg and chronicles the juggling act of trying to keep the oldest son Henry’s…

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