Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/19/13

Jeffrey Bauman Jr. was one of the nearly 200 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The 27-year-old lost both of his legs in the attack. When he awoke in a hospital in Boston after undergoing surgery, Bauman had some crucial information to share with investigators. Bauman’s brother, Chris, told the NY Post that Jeffrey asked for a pen and paper after waking up in his hospital bed. On the paper he wrote, “bag, saw the guy, looked right at me.” He then proceeded to give the feds a full description of a man who wore a cap and sunglasses that dropped a bag right at his feet. The description seemed to match that of 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout early Friday morning. On Thursday, actor Bradley Cooper and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman paid Bauman a visit at the hospital. Edelman posted the photo you see above with the following caption: “Visited #survivor #stud #hero Jeffrey Bauman Jr. today. He was looking great and is a true inspiration. #strong” The fact that Bauman was able to provide such useful information for authorities after losing his legs in the explosion is incredible.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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