For two friends it was a tradition to go to the Boston Marathon. Amy Dowe of Tucson and Roseann Sdoia would go to the finish line cheer on the runners and enjoy the atmosphere.
Dowe grew up not to far away from the Boston area. She met Sdoia while the two were working together in Boston. They became really close and formed a bond. In fact, Sdoia was the maid of honor in Dowe's wedding.
The two would go to the marathon for many years together. The last few years, Dowe couldn't make it to join her best friend. This year Sdoia stuck with tradition and went to the marathon. She picked out a spot at the finish line. Dowe said "near the second bomb they keep zooming into, she is to the right. She moved to left because she didn't have a good view and when the bomb went off she was right there."
Sdoia has had three surgeries on her right leg and it had to be amputated from above the knee. Dowe has spoken with friends and family of Sdoia that have been at her bedside. But she has not gotten the chance to talk to her best friend.
Dowe hopes to speak with her later this week. She plans to go and see Sdoia in Boston next week.
"I have thought about it, it's not going to be easy to see her like that, I will just want to hug her and tell her that I am here," said Dowe.
Because of the medical and rehab costs and the possibility of Sdoia missing work for a while, another friend has setup a fund to help her out. If you would like to help or learn more, the link is below:
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