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  • Adam Davis and Adrianne Haslet-Davis pose for a news camera in the hospital room in Boston.

    Adrianne and Adam were two victims of the viscous and cowardly bombings that terrorized the runners and spectators at the Boston Marathon last week. They both suffered shrapnel wounds and Adrianne, a Professional Dance instructor, lost her left foot. Her husband's quick actions in making a tourniquet out of his belt probably kept the loss from being more severe.

    But the injuries suffered are not the story. Adrianne's response to the situation is. She has told us that after being fitted for a prosthetic foot and undergoing therapy, she not only intends to return to her career, but also to run in next year's Boston Marathon.

    That, my friends, is courage. And that is what Americans are made of. Courage.

    Adrianne, you are in my prayers. I look forward to watching you cross the finish line next year.

    To the cowards who planted these bombs, you are also in my prayers that God shows you more mercy than you showed the people of Boston and the runners in the Marathon. No matter what name you call Him, He will let you know what a horrible and reprehensible thing you have done. You will weep bitter tears for this. You will know the suffering you have caused. May God have mercy on your souls.

    When we think of Boston, friends, let us not dwell upon the horror, but rather take courage from the survivors and learn from them. Let us go on to achieve the greatness and COURAGE within each of us.


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