Roseann's Recovery Fund-Boston Survivor

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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 1 hour ago

Roseann does a beautiful and honest interview with PBS. Please watch...



Updated posted by Christine Rousseau Hart 2 days ago

For me, 4/15 is just a date. The Boston Marathon has much more significance than just the month and day. There are so many emotions associated with today & its events. Thankfully, along with the sad, there have been very happy moments and bonds that have formed with old and new friends (in some cases more than friends ). I cannot thank everyone enough for their support over the past year. You have all made my recovery that much easier! MUCH love to all!!! Shana Cottone, Shores Salter, Mike Materia, Jenna Dziedzic, Alissa Ward, Sabrina Dello Russo and Megan Lawrence. - Roseann


Updated posted by Christine Rousseau Hart 3 days ago

Here we are, the day before the big race. So many emotions but as I mentioned previously I am thankful for those that are supporting by running tomorrow. My hope is that I will be there somewhere on Boylston (as hard as it will be) to cheer you on but I'm still not sure. But please know I will be thinking and tracking each of you through your the day. Much love to all of you and thankful for all that you have done, for this race and this past (difficult) year. John Abbott, Nancy Abbott, Maria Benway, Joe Bryson, Sarah Friedman, and a special shout out to Jennifer Anstead — with Megan Lawrence, Amy Dowe, Sabrina Dello Russo, Katy Zanetti, Ryan Buckley, Mark Buckley and Matt Murphy.
Love Roseann xoxo

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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 7 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 8 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 still going strong and I am still praying for you. You are an inspiring and fantastic woman!



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I read about you in Runner's World today, and it was very inspirational. I know your life has changed drastically in the last year, but I hope there comes a day soon, when you don't begin your day with tears. I am dedicating my run today, to you.




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God bless you and keep you strong. -A friend of Peggy & Dave Briggs



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