Park Street Corporation Speaker Series: Patrick Downes

Recovery: The Making of HBO’s
“Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing”


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017 • 6:00 p.m.

Patrick Downes, Psy.D., is a 2005 graduate of the Lynch School of Education. He recently received his doctorate in psychology. He and his wife, Jessica Kensky, were severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, and both are now amputees. They have been patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since 2014, where Jessica continues to receive surgical care. Patrick and Jessica strive to use the attention that has come their way to highlight important issues, namely: trauma care, military and civilian medical collaboration, disability rights, veterans care, and community responses to terrorism. This fall, they announced, along with Patrick’s BC classmates, that they had raised over $250k to endow the BC Strong Scholarship to support a student with a physical disability.

This event will include a screening of "Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing."

Established in 2016, the Park Street Corporation Speaker Series seeks to engage students in exploring values and ethics related to health and healthcare practices.

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