ABC News reports:
An American injured in the Brussels terror attacks has already been impacted previous terror attacks in Boston and Paris, his family said.
Mason Wells, 19, was injured in the bombing at the Brussels airport along with two other American Mormon missionaries who had gone to help check in other missionaries who were traveling to the U.S.
Wells suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injures, as well as second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands after the bombing, his father Chad Wells told ABC News.
The teen missionary had previously been impacted by other terror attacks in Paris and Boston.
“This is his third terrorist attack,” Chad Wells said, noting he was with his son just a block from the Boston Marathon bombing.
In a separate story they reported Wells conversation with his parents:
“Good Morning America” was with the Wells family when their son — one of three U.S. Mormon missionaries injured in the airport explosions — spoke to his parents for the first time since the attack.
“I don’t feel like you need to come here but I’m not going to stop you if you guys want to do that,” Wells told his parents when his dad told him we was planning to travel to see him.
Kymberly Wells broke down in tears when her son told her how long he thought he would be hospitalized.
Wells suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injures, as well as second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands after the bombing, his father told ABC News.
“It’s a miracle he’s alive. It’s a blessing from God he’s alive,” Chad Wells said. “He’s grateful to be alive, to have survived this.