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Survivors of Boston Marathon bombing honored at River Hawks hockey game
Saturday, survivors, their families, and first responders of the Boston Marathon bombing were invited to the Tsongas Center during the River Hawks hockey game.
Survivors say they were overwhelmed with the support of the crowd.
Celeste Corcoran, with her daughter and husband by her side, walked onto the ice at the Tsongas Center, just seven months after losing both of her legs.
Corcoran says, "It's almost beyond belief. She's my inspiration. As much as I knew how strong she was when I married her, I never saw this side of anybody."
Umass Lowell invited a dozen survivors and first responders to be honored before their Saturday night game against Northeastern.
And the show of support from the crowd says it all. "This was awesome. It really was. Very moving, and the support is phenomenal."
Roseann Sdoia lost a leg in the April 15th bombings. She's a Umass Lowell Alum, in fact.
She said this community of survivors has made all the difference in her recovery. "I don't know how people go through this alone, so in a
sense, I feel very fortunate to be able to do it together and really support each other."
"On those down days, on the amputee days, that's when we're there to support each other."