Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Gets Firefighter Escort Home

By Bridget Murphy, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters have escorted a Boston Marathon bombing victim from a hospital back to her Boston home.

North End resident Roseann Sdoia had an above-the-knee amputation of her right leg following trauma she suffered in the April 15 terrorist attack.

Two Boston Fire Department engines and a ladder truck escorted the car Sdoia was in Tuesday as a friend drove her home from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

Northeastern University student Shores Salter, who came out of the crowd and helped her with a tourniquet, called Sdoia the epitome of showing strength in the wake of the attack.

The 45-year-old thanked her rescuers, including a firefighter and police officer who helped her at the bombing scene, as she left the hospital.

Sdoia said she was excited to go home and move forward.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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