Jeff Bauman Joins Carlos Arredondo as Commencement Speaker at Fisher College

The duo, intertwined following their experience in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, told graduated to "keep running forward."

Carlos Arredondo and Chelmsford's Jeff Bauman. (Photo: WHDH, 7-News)
Carlos Arredondo and Chelmsford's Jeff Bauman. (Photo: WHDH, 7-News)
Chelmsford resident Jeff Bauman joined the man who helped save his life at the Boston Marathon bombings during a graduation ceremony over the weekend where the pair spoke about the power of community and the importance of helping others.

Bauman and Carlos Arredondo remain close friends more than a year after the iconic photo of Arredondo helping wheel a badly injured Bauman away from the bombing scene was taken and seen around the world.

On Saturday they were together on stage at Fisher College, addressing graduates and touching on a number of subjects from their lives since the bombings, to the lessons they have learned from the incident.

"We are all running a marathon in one way or another," said Bauman, according to the Boston Herald. "Today you are at the finish line of one race, but life is full of starting lines and heartbreak hills. You just have to keep running forward."

Click here to read the Boston Herald story on the graduation speech in its entirety.


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