Weston Woman Helped Carlos Arredondo and Patient at Boston Marathon Bombing

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Carlos Arredondo
Yesterday afternoon, New Times received this e-mail in response to our story highlighting Carlos Arredondo, now famous as the cowboy--hat-wearing man helping an injured man in a wheelchair to receive medical help after the Boston marathon bombings.

(The injured man was later identified as Jeff Bauman. The New York Times located him and reported that both of his legs were amputated.)

Dear Editor of the story on Carlos Arredondo...

You have just answer one of my many prayers.

My name is Adriana and I grew up in Weston,Fl. I've lived in Boston for the past year and yesterday I was lucky enough to volunteer at the Medical Tent at the Boston Marathon. I registered the patient that Mr.Arredondo helped to bring in the tent and I can only remember how helpful and calm he was during the whole process, he was helping me to get the patients last name and age. Out of all the people I saw either patients runner and victims he was one that stood out the most.
I just want you to pass along the message that I am very grateful and thankful to have come across such a great person. If people like him that others have to remember to keep hope in humanity.

I wish to have the opportunity to thank him in person. I wish him the very best. he is definitely an angel and on behalf of every volunteer I thank him so much.

Very Respectfully,
Adriana Camacho
We reached Camacho, who sounded remarkably composed, warm and upbeat as she was getting off the Boston subway ("the T"). She told her story via phone as ambulance sirens went off the background.

Camacho says she is originally from Colombia and graduated from Cypress Bay High School ("Loud and proud!") and then from Florida International University in Miami in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. After having visited Boston to visit her best friend who lived there, she moved to the city last year in hopes of attending graduate school. In the meantime, she landed a job at Boston Medical Center.

"This is my city. I absolutely love it," she said. "I love Miami, I miss Miami, but I love it here."

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