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Terror at the Marathon

Friends wounded at Marathon will recover together

5 badly hurt Stoneham men and the Marathoner friend they cheered for face a long path ahead in solidarity

Paul Norden was sleeping in his room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Friday, groggy from painkillers for his amputated right leg, when he heard a rustle of curtains near the door and then, “What’s up, kid?”

The voice was achingly familiar. It sounded like his buddy Jarrod Clowery from Stoneham. Norden had last seen his friend as they huddled with his brother and two other boyhood pals near the Boston Marathon finish line, inches away from the second bomb.

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