Roseann's Recovery Fund-Boston Survivor

$408,301 of $750k goal

Raised by 5,060 people in 44 months
Christine Rousseau Hart  WESTFORD, MA
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

Thank you!
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Update 131
Posted by Christine Hart
10 months ago
This past Saturday I participated in my first spinning class at Cyc Fitness, Boston. Ride for Change and Calories for a Cause in the months of January and February! For every membership purchased $1 will be donated to Challenged Athletes Foundation. I was asked to participate as last April I was a grant recipient of a "bike leg". If you like to spin please consider purchasing a membership to Cyc and come ride with me! ‪#‎Caloriesforacause‬ ‪#‎irideforgoodhealth‬ @Cycfitness ‪#‎CAF‬ @CAFoundation - Roseann (via CH)
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Update 130
Posted by Christine Hart
12 months ago
Roseann giving snowboarding a try at Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge CO with Disabled Sports USA. When asked about her day and first attempt at snowboarding, Roseann responded "It was a success!!! Well I didn't cry and I am going back out tomorrow...oh I did get weepy but tears of joy!!!"
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Update 129
Posted by Christine Hart
14 months ago
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From Roseann's Facebook Recovery Page.. "Volunteering at American Red Cross Massachusetts at Fenway. Thank you allowing me to participate again and do something special to give back on 9/11."
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Anne Sandstrom
8 months ago

The site doesn't seem to be able to accept donations. I've tried a few times lately.

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Annie Castelnovo-Mcmullen
19 months ago

Hi Roseann: I too, gave a couple of times several months back and always look forward to your updates. Having suffered through numerous surgeries on my legs myself I have always looked to you and the others who were injured as my "heros". Your inspiration, perseverance and fantastic outlook on have kept me going through the tougher parts of my journey. I would so love to meet you at some time! My thoughts are with you today and will be especially tomorrow. Much love, annie (Bristol, Rhode Island)

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Catherine Collins
19 months ago

Thinking of you today - and keeping you always in our thoughts and prayers!

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Anne Sandstrom
19 months ago

It's an honor to be standing on the sidelines, cheering you on in your own personal (metaphorical) marathon. May love and joy always surround you.

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Bruce Gaugler
23 months ago

Roseann, I'm just checking in on you. I gave a couple of times back in 2013 and 2014 and I was wondering how you were doing. After seeing that Emily's List video, I see that you are doing quite well. Keep going and God bless you.

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Jagdish Khandelwal
23 months ago

That was a beautiful interview Roseann. I wish they would keep the OneFund open, because the economy was in the gutter at the time of the bombings. I was barely surviving myself. Now that the economy is getting better many of us want to chip in where we couldn't before.

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Danilo Levo
34 months ago

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!

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Nicole Ritchay
35 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

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Jagdish Khandelwal
36 months ago

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

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Jagdish Khandelwal
37 months ago

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

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Louise Malone
38 months ago

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

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Sheryl Sarkis
38 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!

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Connie Pagan
39 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

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Louise Malone
39 months ago

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

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Jagdish Khandelwal
39 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.

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Jagdish Khandelwal
39 months ago

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

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Jagdish Khandelwal
39 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 :)

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Amy Jerome
41 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!

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Jagdish Khandelwal
42 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 fdrcenter.com (I hope that doesn't get blocked),

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Jagdish Khandelwal
42 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.

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$408,301 of $750k goal

Raised by 5,060 people in 44 months
Created April 16, 2013
Christine Rousseau Hart  
$5
Laura S.
44 months ago

positive thoughts to you, roseann! xoxoox

RM
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Rebecca Murphy
44 months ago
RO
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Robert O'Neill
44 months ago
KY
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keegan youmans-via
44 months ago
JM
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Jennifer Moffat
44 months ago

Roseann - Boston was my home for 6 years and it is a great city, with great people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for strength through your recovery. You will come out of this stronger!

NK
$5
Naomi And Katherine
44 months ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

$5
Rebecca Nielson
44 months ago

I wish I could give more. My heart is with you, even though we've never met.

$5
Wei-Jiun Lim
44 months ago
AG
$5
Andrew Geller
44 months ago
$5
Sima Suon
44 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

Anne Sandstrom
8 months ago

The site doesn't seem to be able to accept donations. I've tried a few times lately.

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Annie Castelnovo-Mcmullen
19 months ago

Hi Roseann: I too, gave a couple of times several months back and always look forward to your updates. Having suffered through numerous surgeries on my legs myself I have always looked to you and the others who were injured as my "heros". Your inspiration, perseverance and fantastic outlook on have kept me going through the tougher parts of my journey. I would so love to meet you at some time! My thoughts are with you today and will be especially tomorrow. Much love, annie (Bristol, Rhode Island)

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Catherine Collins
19 months ago

Thinking of you today - and keeping you always in our thoughts and prayers!

+ Read More
Anne Sandstrom
19 months ago

It's an honor to be standing on the sidelines, cheering you on in your own personal (metaphorical) marathon. May love and joy always surround you.

+ Read More
Bruce Gaugler
23 months ago

Roseann, I'm just checking in on you. I gave a couple of times back in 2013 and 2014 and I was wondering how you were doing. After seeing that Emily's List video, I see that you are doing quite well. Keep going and God bless you.

+ Read More
Jagdish Khandelwal
23 months ago

That was a beautiful interview Roseann. I wish they would keep the OneFund open, because the economy was in the gutter at the time of the bombings. I was barely surviving myself. Now that the economy is getting better many of us want to chip in where we couldn't before.

+ Read More
Danilo Levo
34 months ago

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!

+ Read More
Nicole Ritchay
35 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

+ Read More
Jagdish Khandelwal
36 months ago

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

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Jagdish Khandelwal
37 months ago

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

+ Read More
Louise Malone
38 months ago

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

+ Read More
Sheryl Sarkis
38 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!

+ Read More
Connie Pagan
39 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

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Louise Malone
39 months ago

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

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Jagdish Khandelwal
39 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.

+ Read More
Jagdish Khandelwal
39 months ago

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

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Jagdish Khandelwal
39 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 :)

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Amy Jerome
41 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!

+ Read More
Jagdish Khandelwal
42 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 fdrcenter.com (I hope that doesn't get blocked),

+ Read More
Jagdish Khandelwal
42 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.

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