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Marathon Hero to Speak at Lasell

September 25, 2013

Carlos Arredondo, recognized nationally for stepping forward to help bombing victims at the Boston Marathon finish line this spring, will speak about his experiences in an event hosted by Lasell College Radio.

Arredondo will speak at Lasell on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7 pm in Rosen Auditorium. The presentation is open to the Lasell community to hear his story of the day's events.

Arredondo, a veteran, and is widely credited with saving lives following the marathon bombing. Many will know Arredondo by his signature cowboy hat that he wore on the day of the bombings. An iconic photograph of Arredondo using a wheelchair to help save the life of local bystander Jeff Bauman was broadcast around the world via the internet.

In the crowd at the Boston Marathon finish line, Arredondo quickly became a hero in the media. According to reports, instead of running from the catastrophic event, Arredondo ran into the smoke to help wounded civilians in any way he could. Since then, he has shared his story to groups in the Boston-area. His speaking engagements support One Fund Boston.

- Christina Nalepa

 

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