Heather Abbott Foundation hosts fundraiser for amputees

BOSTON (WHDH) - Dozens of Boston-area resident gathered together Saturday to raise money for amputees at the annual Heather Abbott Foundation Fall Kick-Off event.

It’s been five years since Abbott had part of her leg amputated after being injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

In the wake of the tragedy, Abbott started a foundation that provides amputees with prosthetic devices.

“A lot of amputees attend and we have some beneficiaries here,” Abbott said. “We’re able to talk about why it’s so important that we raise funds and continue to help amputees obtain these prostheses, that are so expensive, to be able to live their lives.”

The event, held at The Barking Crab in Boston, featured live music and seafood.

Abbott says this year’s event attracted more people than ever before.

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