Full Interview: Boston Marathon Bombing Victim on Moving Forward

BY News Desk  May 10, 2013 at 5:42 PM EDT


Boston Marathon bombing victim Roseann Sdoia talked to WGBH Greater Boston host Emily Rooney about the day of the bombings, her recovery and her plans to move forward.

Roseann Sdoia was waiting for a friend at the Boston Marathon finish line when the second blast knocked her to the ground.

Unable to get up, a man carried her to the middle of Boylston Street and helped apply a tourniquet to her leg to stop the bleeding. But her right leg was beyond rescue; it was later amputated above the knee.

For now, Roseann Sdoia can only call the experience “surreal.”

“I still don’t comprehend what happened,” she said. “I have to say it numerous times that I was in a bombing. I still don’t realize I don’t have a leg. I still don’t realize this [will last] a lifetime.”

Three weeks after the bombings, Sdoia has joined other victims at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital where she undergoes hours of physical therapy. Soon, she’ll walk with a prosthetic leg.

Sdoia talked to WGBH Greater Boston host Emily Rooney about the day of the bombings, her recovery and her plans to move forward. For WGBH’s latest news reports on the Boston Marathon bombings developments can be found here.

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