NC student receives prosthetic leg from Boston Bombing survivor

UNCW senior Savannah Booth (left) receives a new prosthetic leg through Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott's foundation. (Source: Heather Abbott Foundation)

NEW YORK (WECT) – UNCW senior Savannah Booth received a technically advanced prosthetic leg through a foundation started by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott.

Abbott is teaming with A Step Ahead Prosthetics out of Hicksville, NY, to make Booth’s dreams of living a pain-free life come true.

According to a spokesman from the Heather Abbott Foundation, Booth lived her entire life in considerable pain because she was wearing inadequate and poorly-fitted prosthetics.

Abbott just began her life as an amputee when Booth reached out to her after seeing her story on TV. The two soon formed a close bond and friendship through their conversations over the phone. Booth’s positive attitude and outlook inspired Abbott to create the Heather Abbott Foundation to help others improve their quality of life.

Abbott said that Booth is the fourth person her foundation has provided a prosthetic to.

Booth also received two pairs of shoes donated by Nine West.

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