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My Story

On Monday, April 15, 2013, John, Karen, Donny, Matt & Jacob Reis and Andy & Carolyn Johnson were enjoying a great day at the Boston Marathon.  They were at the finish line waiting to see their daughter, Nicole and friends, Sarah & Erin cross. Just prior to their crossing, the unimaginable happened. An explosion that has forever changed our lives.

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karen odom posted a new journal entry, "Sunday, April 13, 2014".

Hi friends, john and I are here in Boston getting ready for the finish of the One Run which we were honored to have started in Santa Monica California on March 16th. ... Read more

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Lorraine White signed John's Guestbook.

Welcome "Home" Karen and John....your journey this past year continues to be inspirational.......xoxox, Lorraine from  Framingham Read more

Mike & Sue Morgan signed John's Guestbook.

Keep it up John! All you Odoms are truly an inspiration! From the Morgans aboard the good ship Because - Mike & Suebecausesue@gmail.com Read more

Irvin Pike signed John's Guestbook.

Karen it was wonderful to see you and John in Az.It filled me with much joy to see the recovery is going so well. Soon after I got back I heard on NPR about the one run ... Read more

Ann Cullen signed John's Guestbook.

We are so happy for you both and so in awe of John's amazing recovery and attitude (both of you on this)!  xxoo Read more

Nicole Collins signed John's Guestbook.

You are amazing people and I am so blessed to be on the receiving end of God's grace and compassion on you both. Your willingness to push through the pain and hard times ... Read more

Tom FitzGerald signed John's Guestbook.

The MCAA award was long overdue, Maureen had her foot operated on and could not travel or we would have joined you. Have a great trip to Boston. Love you both. Tom ... Read more

Don Knabe signed John's Guestbook.

Hugs and Prayers to the "new normal" and to the miracle of life! You both have inspired us forever! May God continue to Bless and protect you. Much love, Don and Julie Read more

shelley dierker signed John's Guestbook.

Thanks for this wonderful update!  Continued blessings!  Shelley/Dr. Grace Read more

Lisa Gehrke signed John's Guestbook.

So glad for the update!!! I know that there may be moments of great emotion.  Sending Love and continued Healing energies for all of those personally touched by the ... Read more

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