This story tells it all, you are not handicapped, you are not helpless, you are not even ugly you can be who you want to be nothing can stop you.

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost a leg in the terror attack is to marry the firefighter who saved her life.

After the bombs went off firefighter Mike Materia who she calls her ‘guardian angel’ used a belt as a make-shift tourniquet for her badly injured leg and held her hand as she was rushed to hospital.

Roseann and Mike met on the 15th of April 2013. “He’s seen me on my worst day,” said Roseann who is getting married to Mike in October or November this year. “I do feel that, in a sense, some things happen for a reason,” Roseann added.

Roseann Sdoia, 48, was a spectator near the race finish line on April 15, 2013, when two homemade pressure-cooker bombs went off. Firefighter Mike Materia, 37, rushed to her aid and comforted her during the ride to Massachusetts General Hospital in a police vehicle.

Recalling the horror, Roseann told New York Post: “I asked him if I was going to die. And he told me that I was going to be OK, that I only had a flesh wound.” Mike visited Roseann a couple of days later while she was recovering in intensive care and made a great impression on her mum.

Roseann said: “In the hospital, my mum tried to set me up with him. “She was like, ‘Oh, did you see that firefighter? He’s so cute’ and I was like, ‘Mum, I just got blown up’.” As weeks passed, the pair struck up a friendship.

After Roseann had her leg amputated, Mike supported her unconditionally and helped her track down a prosthetist. “I knew I was starting to have feelings for him because he was so kind and caring,” she said. “And he has an unbelievable smile.” The lovebirds went on their first date in June 2013.




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