Updated posted by Julie Moura 19 days ago
Chances are, you have probably seen...
Chances are, you have probably seen Heather on TV over the past few weeks… that’s because she has been showing off her new high heel prosthetic all around town! That’s right… 4 inch heels! When she debuted her new prosthetic, she happened to be wearing a Nine West shoe! The company was so excited about Heather’s choice, that they called and said they would be sending a gift! We love Nine West!
Over the past month, Heather went to San Diego to practice more running with the Challenged Athlete’s foundation. She also posed for an ad in RI Local and Motif Magazine this month supporting the American Cancer Society. We can’t keep track of all of her speaking engagements because there are just so many! She recently spoke at Salve Regina University, the Naval Academy, and Broad Street Middle School in Wakefield, RI about overcoming adversity.
A few weeks ago I was visiting Heather with my daughter, and asked her what she was up to that night. Her response, “I’m going to be on the field for Game 2 of the World Series tonight… With James Taylor!” … Just a normal day for this cousin of mine. Heather, along with other Boston Marathon Survivors, stood by him while he sang America the Beautiful. Once the Red Sox WON the World Series, Heather saw them off to the Rolling Rally Parade after breakfast at Fenway!
Many generous donations continue to come in… Most recently, Heather was presented with a $5,000 donation from the RI Associated General Contractors.
Heather went to an all day training session at Spaulding and is now a Certified Peer Counselor to other amputees! She is really looking forward to helping others cope with limb loss the same way that she has been helped.
Tune into CBS tonight at 5pm to see Heather and Joe Andruzzi on “Courage in Sports.”
Updated posted by Julie Moura 1 month ago
Tonight at 7pm EST, WCVB-TV Channel...
Tonight at 7pm EST, WCVB-TV Channel 5 will air a one-hour special program in advance of the six-month anniversary of the attack on the Boston Marathon.
Boston Strong: Reunited brings together survivors, first responders and civilian heroes for the first time on television. The gathering, taped Sept. 19 at Northeastern University, features personal triumphs and trials, heartwarming stories and two surprise reunions between those injured and the strangers who helped save their lives.
If you're not in the Boston area, you can watch a live stream of the program on www.WCVB.com. Tune in to see Heather soon!
Updated posted by Julie Moura 2 months ago
In case you didn’t see her...
In case you didn’t see her on the big screen, this past Friday, Heather participated in a ceremony along with Joe Andruzzi and Matt Chatham, former NFL Patriots linemen and Heather's "life savers", at the Red Sox vs Tampa Bay playoff game. Boston police, medical personnel and bombing survivors were all honored at the game, where the grass on the field was cut to read "B Strong".
On Saturday, Heather was presented with a running "blade" leg by the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) at Nike Town on Newbury Street and she tested it out at a running clinic held by CAF at Harvard on Sunday. She had the opportunity to run with Joan Benoit Samuelson, 2 time Boston Marathon winner and Olympic Gold medalist.
“It was great to be out there being active again, although my residual limb was pretty sore from all of the new activity and added pressure. I still can't wait to get out there and try it out again!”
Dorset, in England, is putting the final touches on Heather’s high heel leg! Can you believe she decided to make it a FOUR inch heel? Heather is really excited about it… It will be complete with a high definition silicone cosmetic cover sometime next week!
(If you are reading this via an automatic feed through facebook, be sure to click on the "gofundme" link to view photos!)
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Heather, That's great that you're campaigning for better cosmetic prosthetic coverage for all amputees. You're going to be helping a lot of people with this effort. I hope it helps you get all the coverage you need as well. You look fantastic in the stilettos, by the way.
posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 3 days ago
Wow you looked so amazing running at the CAF camp. You also looked so happy to be getting out there and running again. I figure when it gets cold you might be able to find boots with 4" heels, but you don't need the cosmetic prosthesis to look amazing!
posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 1 month ago
Heather, I hope your new memories of the Forum have helped heal the nightmare of April 15th. The wonderful things that happned that horrible day should help, too: all the people who worked together to get you to the ambulance as well as the other people with severe injuries who were rescued by the amazing heroes of that day. I hope modern medicine will help all of you get back to the active lives and a life free of pain. Congratulations on being able to go back to work. That's got to be a big morale booster.
posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 3 months ago
OMG Heather that's awesome, ditching the crutches! I like the pink cane too :) I hope you find the new socket much more comfortable.
posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 4 months ago
Aww I wish we could have seen ya dance! I bet that was fun. I checked out the band's website they seem really good too. That's great you're starting to get up and down the steps and able to use the crutches less.
posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 5 months ago
I wish you a speedy recovery and after reading your story, I just want you to know that someday soon, you will not have to have your friends or family help you with daily stuff. Your strong will and determination will allow you to move forward on your own. My son lost 3 limbs in the war and does it all, by himself ( with prosthetics)So I hope this encourages you to keep up the good spirit
posted by Julie Graham 5 months ago
I am so inspired by you and the other women that were on Rock Center. To have such a tragedy and still maintain your optimism is phenomenal. Stay Strong!
posted by Kellie Collins 6 months ago
ABC4All is partnered with Jazz for Peace and can do a series of FUNdraising Concerts to take care of the life-time expenses of each person shown on Rock Center and others as well. See http://fth.abc4all.net
posted by Burton Danet 6 months ago
Hi Heather, I am the US Operations Manager for Acorn Stairlifts. We just donated and installed stairlifts for the Norden brothers and we would like to do the same for you if you need it. Please contact me at email@example.com if you or any of the other victims we may have missed has a need for a lift and we'll get one in for you! Stay strong! Shawn
posted by Shawn Herbst 6 months ago
Dear Heather: Wishing you well on your recovery!! Keep staying strong like you are doing!!
posted by Diana Diaz 6 months ago
Hi Heather, I hope you don't mind me contacting you. I had been using a 'Healing with Medical Hypnosis' CD and it occurred to me that you might benefit greatly from it. So I contacted the hypnotherapist, Dr. Gurgevich, and he suggested his latest 'Healing with Hypnosis' CD and also 'Surgery' and Recovery', (free of charge). He basically encourages your body to heal itself through suggestion/meditation and has had amazing results with his patients. Anyway, Dr. Gurgevich has provided me with mp3s for you. I just need an email address where I can send them. Or you can contact him directly. Just tell him who you are and that you'd like those CDs. Here is his website so you can check it out. http://www.healingwithhypnosis .com/medical-hypnosis If you know of any others recovering that would like these CDs, please let me know. Warmest regards, Lisa Foster
posted by Lisa Foster 6 months ago
I added this charity to a list at http://www.toptenz.net/top-10- fundraisers-set-up-for-the-bos ton-marathon-bombing-victims.p hp which will hopefully bring some additional donations your way! :)
posted by Matthew Zarzeczny 7 months ago
Hi ''Heather'' all of us Jews are praying for you 3 times a day @ the synagogue that you should a have a speedy recovery
posted by Shea Heshel Fasten 7 months ago
If anyone is interested in buying a Heather Strong tee shirt, email John at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 3rd with "Heather Strong shirts" in the subject. You will need to specify the size/sizes you are ordering.
posted by Ryan Belmore 7 months ago
Stay strong Heather! We are all praying for you to make a speedy recovery!
posted by Christopher Baril 7 months ago
Prayers and blessings to you and your family. Your courage and positive attitude are very inspiring...stay strong and I'm sure you will overcome all of this adversity.
posted by Eric Dahler 7 months ago
Dear Heather, Wishing you the very best in regards to moving forward with what you were made a victim of. Keep defining beauty and class! x Best, Timothy
posted by Timothy Nelson 7 months ago
Biggest of Hugs to you, Heather! Every day, your buddies at the EWC are talking about how amazing and inspirational you are. We call you "Our Heather"......Stay strong...we are thinking of you every day.
posted by Victoria Wright 7 months ago
I WISH YOU NOTHING, BUT THE VERY BEST. GOODLUCK ON A SPEEDY RECOVERY!!
posted by Rigo Cortez 7 months ago
Dear Heather, I just seen the interview with Anderson Cooper...As it brought tears to my eyes..I listened to all the word you said and we wish you nothing but the best and a fast recovery. Stay strong , better yet. You are the strongest women I know U R my hero you are the meaning of the RED, WHITE and BLUE...We LOVE you and I will do anything to help you though these times. I will donate as much as I can...I hope we can stay in touch all my prayers go out to and all the other touched by this evil.. Get Well Soon Your My HERO Robert NAcca Las Vegas U.S.A.
posted by Robert Nacca 7 months ago
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