Ryan C McMahon, who suffered a fractured vertebrae and two broken arms in the panic that followed the Boston Marathon bombings was “ecstatic” about the suspects capture on Friday, said her mother.
Ryan’s father John is a native of Ardee and Ryan’s 93-year-old grandmother is expected to travel to Boston from Ardee to see her beloved granddaughter.
At the weekend Ryan, fitted with a back brace managed to stand.
“Both arms are broken, the left was a clean fracture, the right was set twice but ultimately needed surgery a plate and screws. Half of Ardee prayed for Ryan thanks to Joan McMahon her 93-year-old granny,” said Ryan’s father John, a company executive.
Ryan C McMahon (33),who was watching the race near the finish line from a seat high on the viewing stand across the street from the bomb explosions, was not hit by shrapnel but was injured in a fall during the mayhem that occurred as people fled the scene.
“Her spirits are remarkable,” her mother said.
“She is not going to let this stop her. She is starting to get up and walk around with a brace.”
Ryan has been at Boston Medical Center since the attack. She cannot walk without a brace and her left arm is in a sling. Her mother said she is suffering from headaches and may have had a concussion. She had to have surgery to repair a serious break in her right wrist. She will need rehabilitation.
On Friday night in hospital she watched the capture of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.