Monday April 15 should have been a happy day for Brittany Loring. Celebrating her 29th Birthday, the Ayer, Mass. woman was looking forward to her upcoming graduation from Boston College, while also planning a Fall wedding. However, her life forever changed that afternoon, as she was severely injured as a result of the two explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Currently stable, but still recovering from large wounds to her legs, this evening Loring's fiancée John McLoughlin joined "Piers Morgan Live" to explain the mixed emotions they've been dealing with since the bombings.
"These are our neighbors, they're part of our community, or at least they were a part of our community. They should be here to support us, they should be the people that you count on, your community," said McLoughlin, speaking about the accused bombers, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who lived close by. "We're a little bit saddened, confused, that people would feel the need to do this, that they felt so out of touch with their own sense of power, so disillusioned and disenfranchised from their society that they would need to do something like this to feel some type of satisfaction or power in their lives."
Loring is due to earn her MBA and Law degree from B.C. in May, and is scheduled to marry McLoughlin in September. Thursday's guest indicated that both events will move forward as planned:
"Yes. Absolutely. None of those plans have changed. We're continuing on as if this never happened," he told Piers Morgan. "A little bit of a blip, but we're going to continue as if nothing happened. Life goes on."
In response to the bombings, McLoughlin and Loring have established a fund geared towards aiding the injured woman as she continues her recovery. Those interested can visit the "Recovery for Brittany" website, and share messages of support with Loring through her Twitter account, @brittanyrecover.