Boston Strong: Roseann Sdoia and Adrian Broca

Two people I was greatly looking forward to chatting with at the Boston Marathon for Postcards from Boston, were Roseann Sdoia and Adrian Broca, two exceptional people with incredible stories to tell who embody Boston Strong 

Check out my story on Roseann:

And here's the Hyland's Postcards from the Finish Line feature on Adrian:


Here are my interviews with Roseann and Adrian, filmed at the Boston Marathon Expo:

Roseann Sdoia

April 15, 2013, Roseann Sdoia, as she had done for years, was watching the Boston Marathon. The next thing she knew, she was having her leg amputated. Roseann, a survivor of the bombing, started a new life that day, but in amazing ways she never could have imagined. Roseann chatted with us about that day, and her book: Perfect Strangers. Roseann shared with us the importance of the mentoring she has received from fellow amputee Sarah Reinertsen, and the incredible bonds between her fellow bombing survivors.


Adrian Broca and Seamus Foy

Adrian Broca, a Challenged Athletes Foundation supported athlete, and subject of a 2017 Hyland's video feature, is a visually impaired athlete who has run 2:50:37 for the marathon. Adrian told us that he needs to run a marathon with two guides, so they are able to keep up with him! Adrian and his guide, Seamus Foy, talked about how special it is to run the Boston Marathon, and the unique considerations to keep in mind for a visually impaired runner and guide.


For more information about the Challenged Athletes Foundation, visit their website here.




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