The tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon affected everyone in different ways, causing both physical and emotional harm to the people of Boston, Massachusets, while the rest of the nation sat stunned, trying to find the words to describe such a horrific event.
The Boston Marathon Bombing Hits Close to Home
Local Towson preschool teacher, Erika Brannock, 29, attended the Boston Marathon on Monday to support her mother, Carol Downing, who was running. Erika placed herself near the finish line with her sister and brother-in-law, eagerly awaiting her mother. Then the bombs went off…
Erika’s sister sustained two broken legs. Erika, meanwhile, suffered serious injuries and even had to have part of her left leg amputated. WBALTV 11 News has since reported that Erika was awake and speaking on Wednesday, asking to see pictures of her young students in Towson.
Meanwhile, Liz Harlan, former director at the Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center where Erika worked, established a trust fund for Brannock.
“The fund is set up so the money can be used for any medical recovery cost, living expenses or anything else that is going to aid in her recovery,” said Harlan.
Enoch Office Equipment Proudly Supports The Erika Brannock Fund
Enoch Office Equipment is proud to be a part of the Baltimore, Maryland community. And one of the things we love about this community is its ability to rally around its own.
“When we gather, pray and console one another, I think we’re stronger as a community, and that then allows us to be stronger for those who are out there hurting,” said the Rev. Greg Morris, of St. John’s Church in Ellicott City.
So please find it in your hearts to donate whatever you can to help Erika on her long road to recovery. Any amount would be gladly appreciated!
To donate online, Click Here and follow the instructions. Or, if you would rather pay by check, please make checks payable to: Erika Brannock Fund and mail to:
The Erika Brannock Fund
P.O. Box 828
Sparks, MD 21152
For more information or to donate online, visit www.TheBrannockFund.com.
According to the website, “ALL the money donated into this fund will help support Erika’s recovery and aid in her living expenses as she begins on her long road to recovery.”