BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A Boynton Beach mom couldn't pull herself away from the coverage of the Boston Marathon explosions all day. Her two kids were volunteering at the event, her daughter at the start line, her son near the finish line.
"Your heart races, your mind goes blank and all you want is an assurance that the kids are okay," says Karen Rapport.
Multiple attempts to get them on the phone failed. After 30 minutes of agony, a text came through.
"I knew my son was at the end of the race so I was really concerned until I got the okay that he was fine," says Rapport.
Karen watched for the latest out of the attack on her home town. Her son explained to her on the phone what he witnessed.
"He told me he is in shock, it's traumatic. He says people were scurrying around and all the runners had to be evacuated," says Rapport.
Karen reached her daughter through Skype while we were there.
"It was scary, I knew a lot of people running so that was even more scary, but it was good to know they were all okay," says Karen's daughter Sarah.
Karen wants nothing more than to wrap her arms around her kids, seeing their faces and hearing their voices will help her sleep through the night.
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