Archive for ‘tragedy’

May 17, 2013

Boston Gives: The Lower Leg

by mandy lipka

There’s so much on which I’ve ruminated after the Boston Marathon bombings and still I feel a need to keep silence. Everyone knows someone who was in that race. We all weren’t sure if our loved ones were safe  spectators or tragically injured. Many knew someone who died during that race.

I didn’t know Krystle Campbell personally, but I saw her often while she worked at Summer Shack. She was a dear friend of the Bukowski Tavern family and she lit up every room she entered. Karen Rand, who called Krystle her best friend, survived the bombing, but lost both her best friend and her left leg. She is also part of the same restaurant family, so the family dedicated Sunday afternoon to help raise money for the fund her sons set up through GiveForward: http://is.gd/KarenRandFund.

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December 14, 2012

Breathe it all in…

by mandy lipka

breathe it all in

On a worldwide tragic day like today, it’s really all we can do. If you’d like to take the extra step, try this. I just got back from a Hatha class and it’s keeping the sadness at bay, for now.

Om mani padme hum