Reporters Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman accompany Marathon-bombing survivors on a trip down the Rhone River in France:
The hours pass. The back of Michelle’s left leg is sore. She massages her scar gently, but it doesn’t take away the pain. At around 3 a.m. she stands, using her good leg for support, and makes her way over to Jeff, who’s now spinning in his wheelchair on the dance floor. They embrace. Michelle, who generally doesn’t let anyone touch the scar, holds her breath as Jeff’s hand instinctively begins rubbing her wound. His touch startles her, but she doesn’t move away.
“If I could’ve taken the blast for everyone, I would have,” he whispers.