Three people were killed, more than 250 people were injured and a city was left reeling as twin bombs detonated at the Boston Marathon last week.
Not only was it a tragic event for Boston and America, it reached all the way across the world to China. One of the young people killed was a woman named Lingzi Lu. She was a graduate student at Boston University and had gone to watch a friend run in the marathon.
Just days after the bombings, ABC News correspondent Gloria Riviera was one of the few - if not the only - American journalists to travel to Lu’s hometown in northeast China and speak with her family.
Lu was born and grew up in Shenyang. Her family lives there still and their daughter embodied China’s middle-class aspirations. She was their only child under China’s one-child policy.
“When she was born, it was my first time being an uncle,” said Lu Xiang. “The first time that she called me uncle, my heart melted.”
He said everything that Lingzi Lu achieved, she did on her own. InRead More »from Boston Bombing Shatters Chinese Family’s Dreams for Daughter