Boston Marathon victim Jeffrey Bauman, Jr. who lost both is legs in the attack, had two celebrity visitors last week. Actor Bradley Cooper and New England Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman visited Bauman in the hospital, with Edelman tweeting a photo along with the post, "Visited #survivor #stud #hero Jeffrey Bauman Jr. today. He was looking great and is a true inspiration. #strong." On Friday it was revealed that after Bauman woke up from surgery, he provided the FBI with information about one of the two bombing suspects, telling them he “looked right at me.”
Meanwhile Bill Iffrig, the 78-year-old man caught sprawled on the ground in the Boston Marathon bombing photo, has returned home to Lake Stevens, Washington. The picture went around the world, but he never saw it until Friday morning. Now it’s back to mowing the lawn. Since the bombings last Monday, his name has appeared in at least 20,000 online news articles, in languages ranging from English to Chinese to Arabic to Spanish, about the white-haired man who got up after the blasts and ran the few yards left to the finish line. It was while he and his wife, Donna, were waiting early Friday morning at the gate for their Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle at Boston’s Logan International Airport that an employee for the airline handed him a copy of the latest Sports Illustrated. There he was, on the cover.