Marathon bombing caregivers honored at Boston event
Jeffrey Kalish was walking down Boylston Street to cheer for his wife as she heaved toward the finish line of the Boston Marathon. When the bombs detonated and the fleeing crowds began rushing toward him and his 9-year-old daughter, the doctor realized he had to get to work immediately.
The vascular surgeon found a friend to look after his daughter and hailed a pedicab, the only vehicles, aside from ambulances and police cruisers, moving down Massachusetts Avenue.
“I’m a surgeon at Boston Medical Center, and I need to get there very quickly,” he told the driver.