Monday, April 22, 2013


This is Heather, from Newport. She was injured during the bombings as she ran the Boston Marathon. She's already undergone several surgeries, including the loss of her left foot and leg below the knee. She'll need help to pay for the cost of the prosthesis and follow up care.

Her friends started a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for her care, and I contributed to it as I {heart} Rhody.

This satisfies my goal of contributing to a crowdfunding campaign, but that's not why I did it. The events in Boston impacted Rhode Island in general and me in particular. This was a simple thing I could do to help someone who needs it. And as a person who does not have health insurance, I understand the fear and uncertainty of being faced with insurmountable medical expenses.

You can donate to her recovery fund here.

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