Roseann's Recovery Fund-Boston Survivor

Raised: $402,605.00
Goal: $750,000.00

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Christine Rousseau Hart

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Roseann Sdoia was severely injured as a spectator at the Boston Marathon on 4/15/13. Roseann suffered serious injuries as a result of the explosions and has lost a leg above the knee. Sh... more


Updated posted by Christine Rousseau Hart 10 hours ago

DVR ALERT!!! Roseann will be on Katie tomorrow, Friday April 18th, at 3:00pm on WCVB Channel 5 (Boston) or check your local listings.


Updated posted by Christine Rousseau Hart 2 days ago

A message from Roseann:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." Melody Beattie

It is important, today, to express my gratitude for a year filled with people who sustained me through the most difficult physical and emotional time in my life. I am grateful to Shores, the civilian who ran in when he could have turned away, grateful for Shana and Mike, as well as the police and firemen who risk their lives every day. I'm grateful for the doctors, nurses, aides, physical therapists, occupational therapist and everyone involved in treating me at MGH and Spaulding. I am grateful for the family, friends (old and new) and strangers who have given their love & support over the last year through thick and thin. It is so much that I am not sure I can repay, other than offering my deepest, most sincere expression of thankfulness and gratitude for all that has been done for me and my fellow survivors. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Roseann


Updated posted by Christine Rousseau Hart 3 days ago

Roseann, Mike, Shana and Shores will be on the Matty in the Morning Show tomorrow morning!!! They should be on in the 7:00 hour. Tune in to Kiss 108 (WXKS 107.9) or listen on iHeart Radio. Matty and his crew have been wonderful to Roseann this past year and we are so grateful for their support!

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Created by Christine Rousseau Hart on April 16, 2013

Roseann Sdoia was severely injured as a spectator at the Boston Marathon on 4/15/13. Roseann suffered serious injuries as a result of the explosions and has lost a leg above the knee. She has undergone several surgeries; first, to stabilize her and perform life saving measures and also to remove shrapnel from her abdomen. Surgery was required to remove a portion of a tree that became a projectile and seriously wounded her left leg. And most traumatic, the amputation of her right leg and burns covering portions of her body. It will be a long journey of recovery, both physically and emotionally but Roseann is a fighter. She has an infectious personality and loves Boston with all her heart. She is a true Bostonian, living in the city and being one of the most loyal sports fans I know! She went to the Red Sox game with some friends and then walked over the the finish line after the game - as she has done consistently for years past. This year was different, though, as we all know it ended in two horrific explosions with three dead and many seriously injured. I went to high school and college with Roseann. We were also sorority sisters together; so we have been friends for over 30 years! Please help shine the light of kindness, strength and support on Roseann by making a donation of any amount if you can. We love Ro and want her to know that we are all here for her - whether we are friends, family or strangers. Please feel free to donate in the memory of a loved one whose name will help inspire Roseann through her treatment and recovery. Please keep all the victims in your prayers. The gifts donated to Roseann on this site will be transferred to Enterprise Bank for Roseann to use for all expenses incurred due to this tragic event. If you prefer to send a check, please make checks payable to:
Roseann Sdoia Recovery Fund
c/o Enterprise Bank
1168 Lakeview Ave
Dracut MA 01826

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I spent all night along from overseas, catching news about what happened. And I put this page on bookmarks from the first day it appears. A great and strong hug to you!

posted by Danilo Levo 2 months ago

Dear Roseann, Hello, thank you so much for your personal update. It is so nice to hear from you. I have been following your story all along. You continue to be in my thoughts and heart. Best wishes. Sincerely, Nicole Ritchay

posted by Nicole Ritchay 3 months ago

Have fun skiing in Colorado Roseann! BTW don't forget to wear a helmet.

posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 4 months ago

2nd Louise's motion - the Cheetah Leg is very cool. I hope you get to use it on Marathon Monday next year.

posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 5 months ago

I LOVE the cheetah leg! It's so cool!

posted by Louise Malone 6 months ago

From a fellow Property Manager, you will be back out in the field in no time, just amazing how far you have come! Stay strong!

posted by Sheryl Sarkis 6 months ago

Hello and Blessings to you Rosanna--I had the pleasure of seeing you and listening to at the Evening of laughter, held at Jilllians--what a hero and great women of strength and courage you are. Thank you for the inspiration and Thank you for the honor of seeing you.............Blessings

posted by Connie Pagan 7 months ago

Looks great Roseann! I hope it works well for you...and soon.

posted by Louise Malone 7 months ago

Roseann, sorry you're having a rough time getting a new socket. I hope under the new healthcare law that insurance companies are required to cover more than one prosthetic and more than one cosmetic cover.

posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 7 months ago

Thanks for the added video! Roseann you look great in the pool!

posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 7 months ago

Wow Rosann, I bet it feels good to be in the water again! Too bad the pix didn't load. Thanks for the update :)

posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 7 months ago

It is with great pleasure that the friends, families and supporters of the 2013 Barrington Grip n Rip Softball tournament we were able to mail in checks totaling $1355 dollars towards Roseann's recovery fund from the sale of headbands at the tournament. Our thoughts are with you as continue down the path of healing. You are an inspiration!

posted by Amy Jerome 9 months ago

Rosann, I saw an article on the Washington Post website about cosmetic prosthetics and you're concern regarding costs. A few years ago I told a friend of mine about the L.I.S.A. created by the FDR Center specifically for women. She got one and stopped using her C-Leg she loved it so much. The website is (I hope that doesn't get blocked),

posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 10 months ago

Congratulations Rosann! The Genium leg should make it a lot easier to do what you enjoy doing once you get used to it. BTW, about the crutches, they have better ones for when you do need to use them. I'm sure your PT can tell you about them. One woman who is a cancer survivor invented a pair of shock absorbing crutches. Also there are companies that make non-slip tips for crutches.

posted by Jagdish Khandelwal 10 months ago

What a wonderful sight to see this morning of the progress you're making Roseann. My heart goes out to you as you continue to amaze us all. Know we're all rallying behind you every step of the way as you continue to heal.

posted by Lori Duchesne 10 months ago

You are amazing and I love you!!!

posted by Laurie Bono Golden 10 months ago

The milestones you have made Roseann are truly remarkable. You continue to inspire us all with your strength, courage and infectious smile.

posted by Lori Duchesne 10 months ago

Nice! Looking good Roseann!! You're making great progress towards getting rid of the crutches!

posted by Louise Malone 10 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

posted by Burton Danet 10 months ago

Hi Roseann, I am the US Operations Manager for Acorn Stairlifts. We recently donated and installed Stairlifts for the Norden brothers, and would like to do the same for you if you have the need for one. Please contact me at and we will get a lift installed for you...stay strong! Shawn

posted by Shawn Herbst 10 months ago

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Roseann, You are our Hero!! You are the most incredible lady we know. We've been amazed by your incredible strength and uplifting spirit this past year. You impress us everyday and make us proud to call you our friend. Stay stROng and God bless you always. Love, Dave and Peg xoxo



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