Heartbreaking. Just heartbreaking. It's sad when any human loses their life, but it is a different level of sadness when it's a child. The father of eight year old Martin Richard released this message which ABC News shared on their Facebook page:

“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.” -Bill Richard on the death of his son, Martin Richard, 8

God bless them and we're keeping their family in our prayers. Bill's wife and daughter are recovering from serious injuries as well. This family needs prayers.