Heather Abbott hosts fundraiser to help Krystle’s Kids0

Roseann Sdoia Materia of Boston, who lost her leg in the attacks, said she was friends with Abbott before the tragedy. “It was so just weird both of us were injured that day and both lost legs,” she said. She attended the fundraiser yesterday and told the Herald she makes every effort to support Abbott’s foundation.

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Baker,Walsh Join 250 Supporters to Celebrate the Launch of Spaulding Research Institute

Thursday night, Sept. 20, marked a banner night at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown as more than 250 guests and supporters gathered to celebrate the launch of Spaulding Research Institute.

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Boston Strong Five Years Later – NBC 10

Heather Abbott , Marc Fucarile and Roseann Sdoia Materia share their message five years later and how they have moved on from the day that changed their lives forever.

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Bombing Survivor Gives Hope to Others in Rehab – NBC 10

She lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. But five years later, Roseann Sdoia is giving hope to other patients who are recovering at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in…

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How Boston Survivors Are Staying Strong 5 Years After The Marathon Attack – Huffington Post

It’s been five years since twin blasts near the Boston Marathon’s finish line changed thousands of lives forever.

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Boston Marathon Survivor Marks The Fifth Anniversary Of Bombing – WBUR

On Sunday, Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh marked the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing at the annual One Boston Day celebration.

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Sharing Lessons Of Resilience, 5 Years After The Boston Bombings – NPR

Roseann Sdoia, who lost part of her right leg in the Boston Marathon blast five years ago, says it’s still sometimes hard to comprehend how her annual outing to watch the race on that sunny Spring day changed her life forever.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Thrive Through Adaptive Sports – disabledsportsusa.org

On April 15, 2013, two bombs detonated near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon killing three individuals and wounding several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs.

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A story of strength – The Rhode Show

Roseann Sdoia’s story is one of perseverance, courage and resilience.

She survived the horrific Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and now, five years later, she continues to inspire.

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Nightside With Dan Rea

We are joined by author and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia. She will discuss her new book and her journey since the 2013 Boston Marathon.

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This Year’s Best New Books for Runners

From memoir to fiction, health to hope, 2017 gave us some great reads about running. (3rd Book)

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2017 Pictures of the Year

But this particular assignment featured a more heart-wrenching subject. Roseann Sdoia was not the typical bride. A Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost her leg in the tragedy, Roseann found love with firefighter Mike Materia, who was one of the first responders to tend to her on that fateful day… (4th photo)

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RHA Conference Keynote By Marathon Bombing Survivor

On April 15, 2013 Roseann Sdoia’s life changed forever. That was the day of the Marathon bombing, when the second of two IED explosions shattered her right leg, which was later amputated. The road to recovery has been long and arduous…

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How to Power Forward Through Adversity | An Interview with Roseann Sdoia

Join Stacey Alcorn as she interviews upcoming author and Boston Marathon survivor, Roseann Sdoia. In this episode, Roseann tells her harrowing and uplifting tale of how she overcame adversity and continue to power forward through life.

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Marathon bombing survivor Sdoia makes return to running

An already encouraging recovery by Roseann Sdoia continued Sunday as the Boston Marathon bombing survivor made a return to running.

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Civilians, Survivors Give Back on 9/11

Millions of people across the country took time to volunteer or donate on Thursday, the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Marathon Bombing Survivor Runs To Raise Money For Amputees

Running represents a freedom for marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia that she hasn’t known since she lost her leg in the attack.

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Blown Together

On April 15, 2013, four random souls found one another in the smoke and blood on Boylston Street. One was gravely injured. But they all needed something.

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Remembering Heroism: A Look Back at Boston Marathon Bomber’s Capture

In the Fox News Reporting special, “Terror Strikes Boston, Boston Strikes Back,” get first-hand accounts of eye-witnesses, first responders, medical teams and Boston police.

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Survivors Credit Spaulding With Recovery

Roseann Sdoia can be a tough critic, she’s in building management and development, but from the moment she was wheeled into Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, she knew the place was different.

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“Losing Part of My Leg Doesn’t Change Who I Am”

Roseann Sdoia, 45, lost her leg in last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. On March 13, 2014, she told her inspiring story to Cristina Goyanes for Shape.com. Here is her moving account of survival, recovery, and unrelenting strength.

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Bittersweet Marathon Anniversary: Lost A Leg, Gained Cherished Friends

On the evening before the one-year anniversary of the day that changed their lives, Roseann Sdoia and Heather Abbott met up for dinner. The two women had been acquainted before shrapnel shredded the lower part of Abbott’s left leg and most of Sdoia’s right leg.

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Rough Road: Boston Amputee Says Healing Isn’t Over

It’s been hard, difficult on a daily basis, tougher than most people imagine it might be, said the 46-year-old Boston woman, who was waiting for two friends who were running the race when the backpack carrying the second explosive detonated at her feet.

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Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia has film in works

Roseann Sdoia’s story begins on Patriots Day 2013 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. She lives in Boston’s North End and loves to run. She’s not a marathoner, but was in Copley Square on that horrific Monday afternoon because she had some friends running in the race.

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4 friends injured at marathon rally around victim who lost leg

Their enthusiasm for life is contagious. It is nothing short of remarkable. They are so upbeat when you consider what they’ve been through this past year. Or maybe that’s why they’re this way, because they are just appreciative to be alive.

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Roseann Sdoia says nothing comes quickly in long recovery

Roseann Sdoia, 45, of Dracut, was severely injured in the second bomb blast at the finish line. She lost a leg and was burned in the explosion. And her life was saved by a stranger who came to her rescue.

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor reunites with man who saved her

A Boston Marathon bombing victim was finally able to reunite with the Northeastern University student who helped save her life.

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