The Associated Press

Amputee Brothers: Sibling Rivalry To Help Healing

BOSTON — Two brothers who each lost his right leg in the Boston Marathon bombings say they’re hoping sibling rivalry will help push them in rehab to speed their recoveries.

Paul Norden, left, and his brother J.P., who both lost their right legs in the Boston Marathon bombing, during a news conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston Monday (Elise Amendola/AP)

Paul Norden, left, and his brother J.P., who both lost their right legs in the Marathon bombing, during a news conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Elise Amendola/AP)

Paul and J.P. Norden were in separate hospitals for weeks before reuniting for treatment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Friday.

The brothers are in their 30s, and plan to live together at their parents’ home in Wakefield to continue healing after their eventual hospital discharges.

One of their doctors said Monday that their healing has been “remarkable” so far, and it’s likely they’ll play basketball together in the near future.

The Nordens were watching the April 15 race with friends outside a Boylston Street restaurant where the second bomb detonated.

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