Brothers J.P. and Paul Norden both lost their right leg from the second explosion at the 2013 Boston Marathon.


'Twice As Strong': Norden Brothers Reflect On Their Marathon Recovery

March 31, 2014

For most of us, life was back to normal within days or weeks of the Boston Marathon bombings. But for hundreds of victims and their families, that will never be true.

Among them are Paul and J.P. Norden, brothers from Stoneham who both lost their right leg. The past 12 months have brought plenty of disappointment; they’d hoped to be back on the basketball court by now but aren’t quite ready. But there have been triumphs, too.

They co-wrote a book, “Twice as Strong,” which is due out this month. And they’re about to open a roofing business together. While the Nordens are anxious to move past the events of April, they recently sat down with Emily Rooney to share their story.

Watch the extended interview on YouTube.

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