The Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 was probably the most horrible thing that’s ever happened to long-distance runner Roseann Sdoia, but it’s also because of the horrible tragedy that she met the love of her life.
According to the New York Post, 48-year-old Sdoia was a spectator near the marathon finish line when the bombs went off, and where she also suffered a very unfortunate injury to her leg.
The man who ran to Sdoia’s rescue during this event was handsome fireman Mike Materia, who her matchmaker mother swooned over while she was in the hospital!
“She was like, ‘Oh, did you see that firefighter? He’s so cute.’ And I was like, ‘Mom, I just got blown up,’ ” said Sdoia.
Although Sdoia was far from interested in love at that moment, she and Materia did eventually spark up a relationship due to Materia’s thoughtful hospital visits and support, and now they’re on their way to marriage!
“I was probably not the nicest to him from the get-go. I was in pain,” said Sdoia. “But now we laugh and blame it on the morphine,”
Aww, how adorable! We wish them the best of luck 🙂