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A Year Later, Boston Bombing Survivors Living With “Hope, Strength, Optimism”

Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky have had a lot of good days this year. There was the day when Jess met her beloved service dog, a loyal black lab named Rescue...



‘We Thought He Was Gone’: A Longhorn Parent’s Nightmare in Boston

Brian Downes, BA ’72, has had the longest week of his life. After his son and daughter-in-law both lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, Downes asked the...