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A year after Marathon bombings, survivors struggle with invisible injuries

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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A year later, shattered bones have knitted back together, burned skin has regrown, and the survivors who lost legs are walking on prosthetic limbs. What remains for many are the relentless injuries nobody sees.

While there have been remarkable stories of recovery and perseverance among the 275 wounded in the twin explosions on Marathon Day 2013, many still battle hearing loss, ringing ears, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress.

One shakes so badly from anxiety that he has a hard time working as a carpenter. Another, college freshman Sydney Corcoran, has developed an eating disorder.

“So many more people suffer in silence because everybody looks at them and sees this whole person,” said her mother, Celeste Corcoran, who was seriously injured in the blast, too.

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