More than 300 attend fundraiser for RI bomb victim

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — More than 300 people have attended a fundraiser for Heather Abbott, a Newport woman who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and Rep. David Cicilline were among those who attended Sunday's event at Newport's Rosecliff mansion. Newport officials declared Sunday "Heather Abbott Day" in the city.

Abbott was waiting in line to get into a crowded restaurant when the bombs went off at the marathon. Doctors amputated her left leg below the knee.

Abbott says she will be getting fitted for a prosthetic in the next few weeks, and says she is determined to start walking again as soon as possible.


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