I have two perfectly good legs, but I doubt that I could do what this veteran did. Not only did he complete the 26-mile Boston Marathon and carry a runner across the finish line (on a prosthetic leg, no less) but he did it all for a beautiful reason.
Veteran Earl Grannville lost the lower half of his left leg when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, but he has not let the injury slow him down. In fact, he wasn’t just determined to stay active — he wanted to run marathons! After competing in Chicago, Detroit, and New York, the Pennsylvania native headed to Boston. There, he was planning a tribute that would warm the hearts of millions.
To honor all those who lost their lives in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and while serving our country in the armed services, Granville picked up his friend and carried her across the finish line.
That’s what I call Boston Strong! What an incredible display of the human spirit.