TOWSON, Md. - Dozens of people gathered in Towson in support of a local preschool teacher who is among the injured in Boston.
Erika Brannock, 29, teaches at the Trinity Episcopal Children's Center in Towson; on Monday she was Boston watching her mother run the marathon when her life changed forever.
Kelly Barnes brought her children to the vigil – including her two-year-old daughter, who is in Brannock’s class.
“We just said that Ms. Brannock is hurt and I think they handled things very well here at the school. We're just going to pray for her recovery and we're going to make her some cards,” she said.
Kathleen Capcara, the school’s chaplain, said teachers have been trying to make their young students aware of what happened, but also keep their days full of "normal" activities. “What we have shared with them is that Ms. Brannock was in another city and she was in an accident and she has doctors taking very good care of her,” she said.
About 85 people attended the vigil for Brannock, and all the victims of the bombings from the Boston Marathon.
Brannock remains hospitalized in Boston, recovering from serious injuries she sustained when the bombs went off.
“She is loving and warm and full of energy,” Capcara said.
The vigil is just the beginning; the church is also organizing a blood drive -- and a fund has been set up to help Brannock with her medical expenses.
“We lean on each other in these horrible times; lift each other up in faith and in prayer and support each other as family,” said Rev. Kenneth Saunders, the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Erika Brannock is awake and able to speak with her family -- but her injuries were so severe that, like many of the victims from Boston she had to have a portion of her leg amputated.
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