• Oakland Athletics get lift from visiting Aaron Hern, 11-year-old survivor of Boston Marathon bombing

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 23, 2013
    Going to a Boston hospital and meeting 11-year-old Aaron Hern, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, is one of the better decisions several members of the Oakland Athletics likely will ever make. At the other end of the line, Martinez 11-year-old Aaron Hern, from a hospital bed in Boston. Aaron Hern is out of the I.C.U. and on the road to recovery. If any kid can be prepared for going forward from this, he is." Hern's family including his father, Alan, and older sister, Abby cheered mom, Katherine Hern, as she raced in the marathon April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line. Word has it that Raiders coach Dennis Allen has invited the Hern family to a game this season, as well as a practice, as special guests of the Raiders. I left there believing that Aaron has a great background and a great future. His recovery has gone well so far sitting up in bed and turning was a major victory but he still faces daunting challenges in all phases of life, from physical to emotional.
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Carter, Raiders making a big difference in young boy’s life

      Veteran Raiders defensive end Andre Carter took a break from his offseason workout program Monday to make a phone call. At the other end of the line, Martinez 11-year-old Aaron Hern, from a hospital bed in Boston. Hern was one of the more than 170 peopl…

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