A courageous nurse who fought to save Krystle Campbell—one of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon blasts—would like to send her family a message: she did not die alone. Stephen Segatore, who works in the Tufts Medical Center ICU, was volunteering at a tent near where the bombs detonated when EMTs rushed 29-year-old Campbell inside. Segatore says he spoke to her before she died, telling her he would take care of her and keep her safe. After 10 minutes of CPR, Campbell succumbed to her injuries—wounds that were “too great” to overcome, he says. Still, Segatore hopes the knowledge that he was there in her final moments will offer even a tiny bit of solace to her parents. “I don't think she lingered. I don't think she suffered," he said. "If it were my daughter, I would want to know that."
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