Boston Marathon bombing survivors speak out over One Fund compensation

June 20, 2014, 5:33 am
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(NECN: Jeff Saperstone) - Some of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings are crying foul over the way money from the charity dedicated to the victims is being distributed.

The April 15, 2013 bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three and injured more than 260 others.

A group of people, suffering from what they call “invisible injuries,” plans to voice their concerns at a news conference Friday over the second round of fund distributions from The One Fund Boston.

They say they suffer from symptoms like loss of hearing and traumatic brain injury. They claim the draft protocol from the second round of funding will leave them with a very small sum or nothing at all of the $19 million being distributed.

The One Fund Boston has been praised for how they handled the $61 million distribution of the first round, but officials acknowledge it is impossible to make everyone whole.

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