Marathon victims among those moved to new Spaulding
BOSTON (WHDH) -- It's moving day at Spaulding rehab hospital - they're packing up and heading over to their new facility in the Charlestown navy yard. Among the hundreds of patients being moved, 10 of them are victims from the Boston Marathon bombing
“I can’t wait to see and use the facilities here and I’m looking forward to it, hoping it will speed up people's recovery with everything they have,” said Roseanne Sdoia, a bombing victim.
Sdoia lost her leg as she stood on Boylston Street near the second explosion waiting for her friends to run by.
“It was like, ‘pop’ right at my feet it just popped up and then it was just a bad movie scene after that,” said Sdoia.
She knew she was badly injured but fought to live.
“I did try to get up at one point and realized I just couldn’t, some guy, who I have yet to find, came over to me, a young kid, and he kept saying, ‘you have to get up’. I was like, ‘I can’t I don’t have a leg!’” recalls Sdoia.
“He picked me up and I remember him carrying me into the street and he I guess took his belt off and created a tourniquet on my leg,” said Sdoia.
A police officer held her hand until she was rushed to the hospital where she began her long road of recovery.
She'll continue that journey at Spaulding's new state of the art facility with 9 other victims of the marathon bombing.
“To me it’s very therapeutic to talk to them and so far out of the two I met, I think we'll forever hold a bond,” said Sdoia.