Over 4,000 donate to Boston newlyweds injured in blasts

Patrick and Jessica Downes were wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings. Credit: www.giveforward.com

The families of a newlywed couple injured in the Boston Marathon bombings who both suffered a leg amputation below the knee have thanked supporters for an outpouring of donations.

The families of Patrick and Jessica Downes said that the generosity from friends and strangers has restored their faith in humanity. The couple were married in Boston in August.

More than 4,400 people have donated more than $246,000 (£161,000) to the couple through a page hosted by GiveForward.com. They are both said to be in a stable condition.

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