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Posted: 8:22 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013
By Trish Williford
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
The Charlotte community is still reeling after local families were injured in the bomb explosions in Boston.
Deanie Klemm was watching the news early Tuesday morning when she recognized the familiar faces of her neighbors among the images on her TV screen.
Charlotte residents Nicole and Michael Gross suffered severe injuries in the explosions. Nicole’s sister was also hurt. They were all in Boston cheering on Nicole’s mother, Carol, who ran in the race.
Michael suffered third-degree burns but is now out of the hospital.
Klemm, who’s also a runner, remembers seeing the couple often, out walking their dogs in their neighborhood.
“It killed me, it devastated me. I just want to go over there and put a note on their door (saying), ‘When you get back, let me cook a meal, let me vacuum,’” said Klemm.
Klemm said she’s attended the Boston Marathon several times and described it as a holiday and a big celebration. She said she can’t imagine the type of horror the victims endured.
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