“Boston” Bill Hansbury & Jake Bainter
In 2008, 70-year-old “Boston” Bill Hansbury had recently lost his leg to a staph infection and was learning to live with a prosthetic.
Jake Bainter, who was seven at the time, was about to have his own leg amputated when their paths crossed.
Four years after that meeting, Jake and “Boston” Bill recorded a conversation at StoryCorps.
Originally aired July 20, 2012 on NPR’s Morning Edition.