Ravens RB Ray Rice Reaches Out to Boston Bombing Victim
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has reached out to a victim of the Boston Marathon Bombings to provide support.
Paul Norden, 31, has been a Ravens fan since its inception in 1996. He and his brother J.P. both lost their right legs in the Boston bombings. Paul was released from the hospital on May 16 after nine surgeries " and left the hospital wearing a Ray Rice jersey and a Ravens hat. Rice reached out to the Norden brothers on Facebook, to offer his support, and invite the brothers to a game.
"J.P. and Paul, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time right now," Rice said in a video. "The whole country is behind you. So as you guys get back healthy, I want to invite you to a Baltimore Ravens game of your choice as my special guest. Please continue to be strong, and just remember you guys are an inspiration to everyone out there watching, especially myself, to keep going and be the best athlete I can be. But in return, I can't wait to see you guys at a game. Please be able to push through during this tough time because as you continue to grind, I will as well. Go Ravens."
The brothers also had a hospital visit from Patriots Owner Robert Kraft as J.P. is a Patriots fan.
"I made sure to tell him that I was a Ravens fan," Paul said. "He said as long as I wasn't a Jets fan it was alright."
The two brothers are planning on attending the Week 16 game against the Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium which Rice invited them to.