“It inspires me to keep moving forward,” Abbott said.READ MORE: Keller @ Large: Talks Drag Over Infrastructure Bill, But One Side Has The Upper Hand
“I think one of the things to help me recover was to recognize what I couldn’t change, accept it and figure what I have to do with what I have left,” she added.
Abbott was severely injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Part of her leg had to be amputated.
This marathon weekend, she’s launching her new Heather Abbott Foundation to help provide prosthetic devices for victims of trauma.READ MORE: Plans To Rebuild Norwood Hospital In The Works After Floods Destroyed Building One Year Ago
“As a new limb lost victim myself my eyes were opened to the tremendous cost in insurance coverage for them,” she said.
Abbott says it’s been a long two years but thankful for all the support she’s received.
“I recognize it as a problem and I’m trying to bring awareness to it,” she said.MORE NEWS: Canton Woman Pleads Guilty In Romance Scam
Her launch will take place Sunday from 1-to-5 p.m. at the Town Stove & Spirits restaurant on Boylston Street in Boston and is open to the public.