NEW YORK – A Boston Marathon bombing survivor who had part of her leg amputated after the blast is now engaged to the firefighter who saved her life.
In April 2013, Roseann Sdoia was cheering on runners at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a bomb exploded. Her mom was comforting her when a handsome firefighter caught her eye.
“She was like ‘Oh, did you see that firefighter? He’s so cute.’ And I was like, ‘Mom, I just got blown up,'” Sdoia said, according to Fox News.
The firefighter, Mike Materia, rushed to her side to comfort her.
“I asked him if I was going to die. And he told me that I was going to be OK,” Sdoia recalled.
Materia stayed by her side on the ambulance ride to the hospital and held her hand the whole way there.
They started dating in June 2013, and last month, he proposed to her on Nantucket.
Congrats to the happy couple!