Jeff Bauman

Last updated
Jeff Bauman
Jeff Bauman and Jake Gyllenhaal with marines.jpg
Jeff Bauman (right) and Jake Gyllenhaal
at Fenway Park in 2016
Born (1986-01-02) January 2, 1986 (age 35)
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
OccupationAuthor
Spouse(s)Erin Hurley (2014–2017)
ChildrenNora Gail Bauman (b. 2014)

Jeff Bauman (born January 2, 1986) is an American author. He lost both of his legs during the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing attack and was the subject of a famous photograph taken in the aftermath of the bombing. The 2017 film Stronger is based on a memoir of the same name he co-wrote, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying him. [1] [2]

Contents

Early life

Jeff Bauman was born on January 2, 1986, and is the son of Jeff Bauman, Sr. and Patty Bauman. Jeff Bauman became engaged to his fiancée Erin Hurley in February 2014 and they married in November 2014. Their daughter, Nora Gail Bauman, was born on July 13, 2014. He worked in the service deli at Costco for three years before the bombing; he returned to his job a year after the blast in June 2014. [2] [3] [4]

Bombing

Jeff Bauman had been waiting at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, cheering for Hurley who was participating in the marathon, with Hurley's two roommates, She was a mile away from the finish when the bombs went off. Carlos Arredondo, who was handing out American flags to the runners, quickly jumped over a fence to reach the blast site. The blast-caused fire in Bauman's shirt was beaten out by Arredondo. He stayed with Bauman and helped carry him to the ambulance. The iconic photograph of Carlos Arredondo in a cowboy hat, helping Bauman was taken by Charles Krupa of the Associated Press during this time. [5] [6]

Aftermath

Bauman's surgery was done on the same day, and he had both his legs amputated above the knee. Since he had lost large amounts of blood, the doctors had to keep resuscitating him, giving him blood and fluids. He underwent another operation at 1 a.m. to drain the internal fluids, formed by the blunt trauma. He was interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and gave a description of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after he sent word to the authorities after waking up from the operation, that he had seen one of the bombers. His accounts were instrumental in narrowing down the suspects from among the people pictured in the area. He was discharged from the hospital four weeks after the blasts. Bauman was given his new prosthetic legs costing $100,000 each, which were manufactured by Ottobock and had micro-processors to follow his gait. He and Arredondo threw the ceremonial first pitches for the Boston Red Sox a few days later. [5] [7] [8]

In September 2013, he announced that he would publish a memoir about his experiences at the marathon and his life since then. The book was co-written with author Bret Witter. Photographer Josh Haner of The New York Times , who documented Bauman's recovery process, won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for the work. Bauman's book, titled Stronger, was released in April 2014 to coincide with the first anniversary of the bombings. A film based on the memoir, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman and Tatiana Maslany as Hurley, and titled Stronger , was released on September 22, 2017. [9] [10] [11]

Related Research Articles

Maggie Gyllenhaal American actress and producer

Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal is an American actress and film producer. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and the older sister of fellow actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Jake Gyllenhaal American actor and producer

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor and producer. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in his father's films A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough roles were as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (2001). The disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) was his most widely seen film up until that point.

Stephen Gyllenhaal American film director

Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal is an American film director and poet. He is the father of actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Dick Beardsley American long-distance runner

Dick Beardsley is an American long-distance runner best known for tying for first place with Inge Simonsen in the inaugural 1981 London Marathon and his close finish with Alberto Salazar in the 1982 Boston Marathon.

Carlos Arredondo

Carlos Alexander Brian Arredondo is a Costa Rican-American peace activist and an American Red Cross volunteer. He became an anti-war activist after his 20-year-old eldest son Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo died in action during Iraq War in 2004.

Boston Medical Center Hospital in Massachusetts, United States

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a non-profit 514-bed academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the largest safety-net hospital and Level I trauma center in New England.

Frankie Shaw American actress

Rachel Frances Shaw is an American actress, writer, director and producer. She is best known for playing Bridgette Bird on the Showtime series SMILF, based on the 2015 short film of the same title, which she wrote, directed and starred in. Shaw is also known for playing Mary Jo Cacciatore on the 2010–2011 Spike TV series Blue Mountain State, and her recurring role as Shayla Nico in the first season of the USA Network television series Mr. Robot.

Boston Marathon bombing Deadly explosions during the 2013 Boston Marathon, and subsequent shooting and manhunt

During the annual Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two terrorists planted two homemade pressure cooker bombs, which detonated 14 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the race, killing 3 people and injuring hundreds of others, including 17 who lost limbs.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Kyrgyz-American terrorist convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings

Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev is a Kyrgyz-American man of Chechen descent who was convicted of terrorism in planting pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, along with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The bombings killed three people and injured approximately 280 others.

Stella Tremblay is a 21st-century American legislator. She represented Rockingham County from Auburn in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Jake Gyllenhaal filmography Wikipedia list article

Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor and producer who has appeared in over 35 motion pictures, three television programs, one commercial, and four music videos. He made his film debut in 1991 with a minor role in the comedy-drama City Slickers. In 1993, he appeared in A Dangerous Woman, a motion picture adaptation directed by Gyllenhaal's father Stephen Gyllenhaal and co-written by his mother Naomi Foner that was based on the novel of the same name by Mary McGarry Morris. In the following year, he portrayed Robin Williams' son in an episode of the police procedural television series Homicide: Life on the Street; the episode was directed by his father. In 1999, Gyllenhaal starred in the Joe Johnston-directed drama October Sky; the film was received warmly by critics, and Gyllenhaal's portrayal of the NASA engineer Homer Hickam was praised.

<i>Nightcrawler</i> (film)

Nightcrawler is a 2014 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis "Lou" Bloom, a stringer who records violent events late at night in Los Angeles and sells the footage to a local television news station. Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, and Bill Paxton also star. A common theme in the film is the symbiotic relationship between unethical journalism and consumer demand.

Carlos Sanz is an American actor. He is best known for playing Carlos Arredondo in David Gordon Green's film Stronger.

<i>Patriots Day</i> (film) 2016 film by Peter Berg

Patriots Day is a 2016 American action thriller film about the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. Directed by Peter Berg and written by Berg, Matt Cook, and Joshua Zetumer, the film is based on the book Boston Strong by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J. K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, and Alex Wolff. It marks the third collaboration between Berg and Wahlberg, following Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon.

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, began on March 4, 2015, in front of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, nearly two years after the pre-trial hearings. Tsarnaev's attorney, Judy Clarke, opened by telling the jurors that her client and his older brother, Tamerlan, planted a bomb killing three and injuring hundreds, as well as murdering an MIT police officer days later. "There's little that occurred the week of April the 15th ... that we dispute," Clarke said in her 20-minute opening statement. Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts and has been sentenced to death by lethal injection for his crimes.

<i>Life</i> (2017 film) 2017 film by Daniel Espinosa

Life is a 2017 American science fiction horror film directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds. The film follows a six-member crew of the International Space Station that uncovers the first evidence of life on Mars.

Nine Stories Productions is a New York-based film, theater and television production company founded by Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker in 2015. Nine Stories has a first-look deal with Bold Films, the company behind Whiplash, Drive, and Nightcrawler, the latter of which Gyllenhaal starred in and produced. Gyllenhaal won an Independent Spirit Award for producing Nightcrawler and was an executive producer on David Ayer's End of Watch. Marker produced Cary Fukunaga's critically acclaimed child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation and was an executive producer on Academy Award nominated The Kids Are All Right.

<i>Stronger</i> (film) 2017 film directed by David Gordon Green

Stronger is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by David Gordon Green and written by John Pollono, based on the memoir of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter. It follows Bauman, who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings and must adjust to his new life. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, with Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Carlos Sanz and Clancy Brown in supporting roles.

2017 Mastung suicide bombing suicide bombing in Pakistan

On 12 May 2017, a suicide bombing targeted the convoy of the Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, a JUI (F) member, on the N-25 National Highway in Mastung District, Balochistan, Pakistan. At least 28 people were killed; 40 others were injured, including the Senator. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack was an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Haideri.

John Pollono is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for writing the 2017 film Stronger and the plays Small Engine Repair and Lost Girls, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2013 and 2015, respectively. As an actor, he is known for his recurring roles in the TNT series Mob City and NBC's This Is Us.

References

  1. "The iconic Boston bombing photograph isn't about my legs – it's about a rescue". The Guardian . Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Couple at Center of Upcoming Boston Marathon Bombing Romance Film to Divorce". The Hollywood Reporter . Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. "Jeff Bauman marries Erin Hurley". The Boston Globe . Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. "Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman and partner welcome baby girl". The Boston Globe . Archived from the original on 10 February 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  5. 1 2 "In Grisly Image, a Father Sees His Son". The New York Times . Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  6. "Inside the Image: Hero Carlos Arredondo Helps Boston Marathon Bombing Victim". People . Archived from the original on 5 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  7. "Boston Marathon victim Jeff Bauman helped identify bombers". The Daily Telegraph . Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  8. "Beyond the Finish Line". The New York Times . Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  9. "Jeff Bauman, Boston Marathon bombing survivor, gets book deal". CNN . Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  10. "Boston Marathon bomb victim who had both legs blown off in terror attack walks again one year on". Daily Mirror . Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  11. "'Stronger': First Trailer Shows Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor". Variety . Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.