Redding Woman Returns Home After Being Injured in Boston

Apr 22, 2013 8:44 PM

The Redding woman injured last week in the Boston marathon bombing is finally back home.

Marilyn Kight's leg was severely cut when she was hit by shrapnel from one of the bombs.

She sat down with Action News this afternoon to relive the experience.

“It’s just like in the movies, your hearing goes, everything goes in slow motion, you don’t hear a sound. there is no sound... you don’t hear people screaming... then you do,” said Kight.

Marilyn Kight describes the horror she witnessed as a victim of last week’s Boston attacks.

“I felt like I was in a war scene with the smoke and the smells and the blood, and the missing limbs and bones being exposed, head injuries. It was... I don’t even know how to describe it. I have been a nurse a long time and I have never seen anything like that. Never ever... it was terrifying,” said Kight.

She was one of more than a hundred who were injured. Her leg is bandaged and she still has surgery ahead, but she's able to walk on it.

“It was a large piece of metal, we know that, and it was a very hot piece of metal and as it entered my leg it also burned the inside,” said Kight.

She has a gash the runs the length of her thigh, but it's nothing compared to injuries she saw.

“The people that were so gravely injured, they were just laying there, they were just laying there.” Said Kight.

Marilyn says her speedy recovery is due in part to doctors, and one young man in a red socks hat who helped her out.

“He was probably in his mid 20's, he clung on to me, he kept saying I am here, I am here with you,” said Kight.

Marilyn doesn't know who the young man was, though she is working to find him.

She says she'll need a few more weeks of recover before she returns to work as a Mercy Medical Center hospice nurse


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