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Boston Marathon Survivor Holds Fall Fundraiser For Other Amputees

The Heather Abbott Foundation helps improve the quality of life for amputees

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    A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing held a fall fundraiser on Saturday to help other amputees. (Published Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016)

    A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is making it her mission to help other amputees.

    Rhode Island native Heather Abbott, lost her left leg in the 2013 attack.

    On Saturday, Abbott held a fall fundraiser for her Heather Abbott Foundation at the Barking Crab in Boston.

    The mission of her non-profit organization is to "provide customized prostheses to those who have suffered limb loss through trauma."

    "I have 6 different prosthetic legs and I do everything I'd like to do — everything from running to stand up paddle boarding to wearing my high heels and I think every amputee should be able to do," Abbott said. "That was a big part of my healing process and my mission is to help others have that same experience."

    So far, the Heather Abbott Foundation has helped 6 amputees.

    One hundred percent of the proceeds raised at Saturday's event went directly towards improving the quality of lives of amputees.


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