Jeffrey Bauman Jr. was one of the nearly 200 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The 27-year-old lost both of his legs in the attack. When he awoke in a hospital in Boston after undergoing surgery, Bauman had some crucial information to share with investigators.
Bauman’s brother, Chris, told the NY Post that Jeffrey asked for a pen and paper after waking up in his hospital bed. On the paper he wrote, “bag, saw the guy, looked right at me.” He then proceeded to give the feds a full description of a man who wore a cap and sunglasses that dropped a bag right at his feet. The description seemed to match that of 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout early Friday morning.
On Thursday, actor Bradley Cooper and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman paid Bauman a visit at the hospital. Edelman posted the photo you see above with the following caption:
“Visited #survivor #stud #hero Jeffrey Bauman Jr. today. He was looking great and is a true inspiration. #strong”
The fact that Bauman was able to provide such useful information for authorities after losing his legs in the explosion is incredible.