On Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Aaron Remenschneider and two registered nurses, Deb Trocchi and Maureen Martinez - all of whom were on duty at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary during the bombing of last year's Boston Marathon - will describe what it was like in the emergency room that day. Mass. Eye and Ear was one of eight hospitals that treated the bombing victims, with Remenschneider, Trocchi and Martinez on the front lines of those who helped.
The free talk, open to the public and sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, will take place in the auditorium of the Wellness/Student Center on the campus of NHTI, Concord's Community College, in support of the fundraising efforts of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest's Jack Savage, who is running this year's Boston Marathon as part of Team Eye and Ear.
Savage, who ran as part of Team Eye and Ear in 2012, was near the finish last year to watch his brother, who was in the race.
"I feel astoundingly lucky," he said. "My brother finished about 20 minutes before the bombs went off, and so I was a few blocks away when it happened. Because I was fortunate, I feel an obligation to give back, so I'm running as part of Team Eye and Ear this year, raising money for them as one of the eight hospitals that treated victims the bombing."
Donations to Jack Savage's fundraising effort can be made online via credit card at www.crowdrise.com/TeamEyeAndEar/fundraiser/jacksavage. He also maintains a blog where donations can be made via Paypal at http://jacksrunforcancer.wordpress.com/ . He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.