Widow of hero in Taunton stabbing rampage looking for help to keep her home

TAUNTON, MASS. (WHDH) - The widow of a man who was killed while saving a pregnant waitress during a stabbing rampage in Taunton is asking for help so she doesn’t lose her home.

Rosemary Heath’s husband George was killed protecting a pregnant waitress from a knife attack while the couple was eating dinner at Bertucci’s at the Silver City Galleria in 2016.

Heath has since lost her job because of PTSD, she said and has been unable to pay the mortgage on the home she and her husband shared. She found out last week her home is scheduled to be foreclosed on two days after Christmas if she doesn’t come up with $25,000.

“I can’t save my house on my own,” Heath said. “So It’s a vulnerability I was not willing to do. I can talk about the PTSD. I can talk about the night George died because to me the night that george died was a proud moment for me, it was the last time we did something as husband and wife and we did it to save someone else. The outcome is not what I wanted, but we did save somebody else and they both lived, her and the baby lived.”

Her family has started a GoFundMe fundraiser so she doesn’t lose her house.

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