Boston bombing EMT to run in marathon

Walter Dunbar said April 15, 2013 changed his entire outlook on life


BOSTON — An EMT who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 is running in this year's race for those he helped save.

My Fox Boston reported that Walter Dunbar, an EMT with Boston EMS for eight years, said the bombings were a call he won't forget.

"I felt like we were all going to die that day," Dunbar said. "It was worse than anything I could've imagined. It felt like I was in a painting of hell."

Before the bombings, Dunbar had never run in a marathon. He said April 15, 2013 changed his entire outlook on life.

"I now always leave a note for my family," he said. "Every single morning when I got to work I let them know how much I love them. And if I don't make it home, they have that."

Dunbar said when he crosses the finish line next Monday that he'll be reminded of where his journey began.

"It's a place of heaven and hell for me," he said. "I've gotten to experience both and the in between. It really is a sacred ground for a lot of people."

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