‘Silver Lining’: Jeff Bauman Jr. - Boston Bombing Victim from Iconic Photo - Gets Hospital Visit from Bradley Cooper

27-year-old Jeff Bauman Jr. lost both his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, and the iconic photo of him being whisked away from the scene has become one of the permanent reminders of the carnage of that day. He proved extraordinarily brave though when, upon waking from surgery, he asked for paper and pen and handed investigators a silver lining by describing ”Suspect #1″ Tarmerlan Tsarnaev.

He received a “silver lining” of his own when actor Bradley Cooper and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman paid him a visit at the hospital. Cooper is in Boston filming his next movie, “American Hustle” and he and Edelman spent some time with the wounded hero and his family.

Edelman tweeted out his support for Bauman:


Bauman had been cheering on his girlfriend at the finish line when the bombs exploded. He received massive vascular, tissue and bone damage and doctors amputated below both knees. He then underwent an additional surgery for an injury to his abdomen.


  1. April 24, 2013  4:52 am by Melanie Meehan Reply

    Hello Jeff

    It is so good to see you in good spirits
    Your image with Carlos is the most enduring image for me
    from the aftermath of the Boston Marathon
    I wish you a happy recovery. God bless you Jeff Buaman
    Yours sincerely


  2. May 10, 2013  6:28 pm by Javier Karuaihe Reply

    Hey, Jeff

    You truly are an American hero.
    The picture of you being ignored by paramedics is extremely offensive.


    Javier Karuaihe

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