Jeff Baumann Opens Boston Bruins Game Waving Boston Strong Flag (VIDEO)

This evening’s Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup playoff game received a special treat. Boston Marathon bombing victim (and hero) Jeff Baumann Jr. was dubbed the Honorary Fan Banner Captain for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. Baumann is one of the many victims that captured the world’s attention, in part because of the graphic photo showing him being aided by 2 emergency workers, while hero bystander Carlos Arredondo is seen pinching Bauman’s femoral artery closed, helping stop the bleeding.

Boston Bruins’ tweeted the following Instagram picture of Baumann, now a double-amputee, waving a flag that, in the wake of the tragedy has become an international motto, “Boston Strong.”

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We could all afford his courage.

Here’s the touching video from NESN.

Twitchy has the Twitter reaction wrap-up.

In a statement, Baumann said, “I want to thank everyone for their amazing support for me and all those injured and their families. I’m making great progress and I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Please continue to respect our space at this time. I want to thank the Bruins players and organization for the generosity and support for all those impacted. Like all those in Black and Gold I can’t wait to see them on another quest for the cup. Go Bruins!”

1 Comment

  1. May 4, 2013  10:18 pm by Doug Welch Reply

    That is just awesome

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