"Unfortunately my son was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," the elder Jeff Bauman wrote.
His son also had to have more surgery later because of fluid in his abdomen. His condition improved later.
"I just can't explain what's wrong with people today to do this to people," the father wrote. "I'm really starting to lose faith in our country."
BRITTANY LORING: AN AMBITIOUS STUDENT
Brittany Loring was spending Monday, her 29th birthday, cheering on her friend in the Boston Marathon. A day later, she lay in critical condition with injuries to her head, leg and fingers.
"We've had so many calls. Everybody's just upset over it," grandmother Philomena Loring told the Lowell Sun. "I put her on the prayer line at my church."
Loring is simultaneously pursuing degrees in law and business administration at Boston College. She's also a runner, finished 80th in the Boston College MBA 5K on April 6.