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Students Pitch in to Help Boston Marathon Victims Get Prosthetic Legs

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Tuesday was a chance for students at Truckee Meadows Community College to pitch in nickels, dimes, quarters and some dollars to help amputees of the Boston Marathon bombings get prosthetic legs.

They prayed, they sang but they also brought donations do the Benefit for Boston ceremony, all in an effort to do what they could to help those who lost their lives and limbs in those two tragic blasts.

Inspirational songs and speeches were given by religious and spiritual leaders. The ultimate goal here is to not only uplift, but raise $3,000 for victims.

Students and faculty have been pitching in all day long.

"100% of today's proceeds are going toward the wiggle your toes foundation to help amputee victims get prosthetic legs," said TMCC's Veterans Club President Ryan Gerchman.

We spoke with Frank Kight, who lives in Sparks and was at the Boston Marathon. Both he and his ex-wife, Marylin, were injured in the blasts, but he said they are doing okay.

He was at Tuesday's benefit and said it was great to help those who are still hurting.

"My heart goes out to those people who lost their lives, lost their limbs. What a catastrophic occurrence. My heart goes out to them. I feel the compassion. I want to thank the support of this community."

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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