Marathon bombing survivor engaged to man who saved her

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In this March 18, 2014, file photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia walks with her boyfriend, Boston firefighter Mike Materia, after her doctor’s appointment in Newton, Mass. Sdoia, who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, tells The New York Post that she and firefighter Materia got engaged during a trip to Nantucket […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing is now engaged to the firefighter who saved her.

Roseann Sdoia tells The New York Post that she and firefighter Mike Materia got engaged during a trip to Nantucket in December.

Sdoia was standing near the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off, badly mangling her leg. Materia rushed to help her, and stayed with her on the ride to the hospital. He continued to visit her in intensive care and they struck up a friendship.

Two months after the bombing, they went on their first date.

They plan to marry this fall and are releasing a book next month titled “Perfect Strangers,” about four people affected by the bombing.

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