North­eastern Uni­ver­sity used its grad­u­a­tion to cel­e­brate the work of Boston’s first respon­ders as well as a small group of nursing stu­dents who did not hes­i­tate to help the vic­tims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Among the masses of this year’s grad­u­ating class was 22-​​year-​​old Kelly Ennis. “We just kept get­ting patients pouring in and blood was every­where. We just had to remain calm and work as a team,” Ennis said.

Kelly was a nurse’s aid at the Brigham and Women’s emer­gency depart­ment and inside the trauma room as the bombing vic­tims kept coming in. “The patients needed us and we couldn’t think about what was going on out­side our walls. We put tourni­quets around them and prepped them for oper­ating room,” Ennis said.

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