Boston Marathon

This Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Now Helps Amputees Get Prosthetics

After Heather Abbott lost a limb in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, she had help of an $81 million victims’ fund to pay for multiple prostheses, which are not covered by insurance if they are cosmetic or not deemed medically necessary. Now her foundation is helping other amputees get special prosthetic limbs they can use to wear high heels, ride a bike or go swimming.