My daughter, a first-time charity runner, had been stopped on Commonwealth Avenue just past Kenmore Square along with the other runners. After running more than 25 miles and then stopping suddenly, her calves began to cramp up in the mid-40-degree temperatures, and she was shivering. A woman ran out of a nearby apartment, wrapped a small green blanket around my daughter’s shoulders, and disappeared into the crowd before she could be properly thanked.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank this kind and generous woman, along with all those who jumped in to help others in whatever way they could. Her gesture is one of the bright spots in a day of upheaval.