Bombing in Boston: Finding inspiration when tragedy strikes

My heart goes out to the victims, and all the friends and family impacted by the bombing at the Boston Marathon yesterday.

Anytime tragedy strikes, I am deeply saddened by the injuries and loss of life. And as is often the case, I am equally inspired by those who rushed in to help. It’s difficult to make sense of events like this, unless you pay attention to the helpers. In Boston, emergency workers, volunteers, and even the runners themselves, rushed in to care for the injured. This kind of spirit and dedication is what lifts us up when times are tough and gets us through even the most troubling events.

As CEO of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, I see family and friends united in hope every day. Seeing the response in Boston refuels my commitment to our purpose — acting in service to patients and families. I consider it an honor to take care of children and families and take heart in knowing that there are so many others who will rush in to help when they are needed.

Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System- Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children.

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