It’s already been two and a half years since the Boston Marathon bombing. But if it’s up to Kenny Chesney, it’s always going to feel like it just happened yesterday.
When his Big Revival tour brought him to the Boston area last week, he attended a luncheon with several of the survivors, according to the Boston Globe newspaper.
“I am constantly trying to find ways to keep this in the front of people’s minds,” he said.
Chesney started his Spread the Love fund at the Boston Medical Center to help pay for prosthetics for the people who lost limbs on that tragic day in April 2013. One prosthetic leg can cost up to $75,000.
To date, Chesney’s fund has already given away $400,000 to the victims of the terrorist attack. And during his visit this weekend, he donated another $100,000 to the cause.
According to the Boston Globe, survivor Celeste Corcoran lost both her legs that day while she was standing on the sidewalk of Boylston Street near the finish line cheering on her sister. She told Chesney how hard it was to get the most up-to-date prosthetics but shared some of her triumphs since the bombing.
“That is the definition of Boston Strong,” Chesney told her.