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Marathon bombing survivors return to Forum for fundraiser

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BOSTON (WHDH) -- A strong bond for two Boston Marathon bombing survivors. Sunday night, brothers Joseph and Paul Norden were joined by people who helped to save them and move forward at the place their lives changed forever.

It's been nearly 7 months since the day that changed their lives. The Norden brothers were injured outside the Forum restaurant so it was only fitting that was where they would return. This time at the forum, it was only happy memories for the Norden brothers.

“We don’t think too much about that day. We think ahead,” said Joseph Norden.

Joseph and Paul were at the Forum to watch a friend finish the race when the second bomb went off. Both lost their right leg. Sunday night supporters held a fundraiser to pay for prosthetics.

“For Paul, it's $112,000 and he’ll have to change every three years,” said their mother, Liz Norden.

Their mother said returning to the Forum was important.

“We decided to come back because my boys, on April 15th, came here to have lunch at the forum then watch their good friend run the Marathon and finish the Marathon and then the bomb went off so they weren't able to finish that day. We decided to come back here to finish that day,” said Liz Norden.

Both men said words cannot describe their gratitude as they adjust to their new lives.

“It’s a little bit difficult. I had to adopt some patience. I thought he was patient before but with my family, my girlfriend, my friends. Everybody that's on the outside, they make it so easy,” said Joseph Norden.

Organizers said they didn't have a target amount for the fundraiser but that it was definitely a success.

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