Photo Credit: Jason Scally
Marathon bombing victim Dr. Scott Weisberg, spoke about his own hearing loss and brain injury on June 20 at the MBA
The Massachusetts Bar Association hosted a press conference on
June 20 on behalf of a group of Boston Marathon bombing survivors
seeking a meaningful award from the One Fund Boston after
sustaining hearing loss and traumatic brain injury (TBI) more than
a year ago. The event, moderated by MBA President Douglas K. Sheff,
included survivors, TBI experts and representatives from the
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). See Notable& Quotable for the resulting media coverage.
The press conference came in response to the One Fund's call for
public comment on the draft protocol for the second distribution of
nearly $20 million in charitable funds. The MBA issued a formal
statement on the protocol and submitted a letter to the One Fund from Sheff.
Today's Boston Globe also published a letter to the
editor co-written by Sheff and Paul White, chairman of the MBA's
Marathon Bombing Victims Assistance Program Boston, which addresses
comments made by a One Fund spokeswoman who, in an earlier
Boston Globe article, accused the marathon survivors'
volunteer attorneys of improperly taking advantage of the
outpouring of support for their own gain. Click here to read "Uncharitable view of
Marathon survivors' attorneys is unfair."