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Hospital: Boston Marathon Survivors Meet With Pulse Patients

Orlando Regional Medical Center
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Hospital officials say survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 have visited patients injured in the Orlando nightclub shooting.

An Orlando Regional Medical Center statement says 10 bombing survivors and their service dogs visited the Pulse patients on Saturday.

Celeste Corcoran was a double amputee after the bombing. She met with Pulse survivor Angel Colon and said it helps to talk with "someone who has been through similar situations." Corcoran's daughter told Colon that the Boston and Orlando survivors "are family now."

Eliza Gedney and Michelle L'Heureux invited Pulse survivor Rodney Sumter to Boston for the marathon next April. According to the hospital, Sumter said he wanted to be there.

The statement said eight Pulse patients remain at the hospital. Five are stable and three are in critical condition.