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Irish dance school helps a bombing victim

By Annie Scholz. CREATED Apr 19, 2013


WEST ALLIS - An Irish dance school in West Allis had a special reason to help a bombing victim.

Jane Richard is one of the youngest victims of the Boston bombings. The Irish dancer lost her leg in the blast. Her brother died and her mother is in bad shape. So much happened to this little girl and her family, that a fellow dance family wanted to wrap her in love...all the way from West Allis.

Bree Johnson and the Glencastle Irish Dancers of West Allis, were just in Boston for the world championships. News of the Boston Marathon bombings hit hard.

Johnson said "we really felt everything when the explosion happened because we were just walking those streets, our competition was on the streets where it happened."

Then came word that a young Irish dancer was one of the injured. Jane Richard lost her leg in the blast. Her brother Martin was killed and her mother suffered critical injures. So Bree and her mother Trish wanted to do something to comfort Jane in her time of need, so they decided to team up and make a quilt.

 Bree and Trish are planning to go to boston to deliver the quilt at the end of may.