Boston Marathon bombing victim gets engaged to firefighter who saved her life

The Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 cost runner Roseann Sdoia her leg. She found someone in the aftermath, though, who's now a huge part of her life.

Following the attack, Sdoia was rescued by Mike Materia, a firefighter. The two got engaged this past weekend, according to a report from WCVB-TV in Boston. Their engagement photo comes complete with a heartfelt hug and an adorable dog staring down the camera. What could be better?

Sdoia became a symbol of strength following the marathon. The Boston Red Sox, her favorite team, came to the hospital to visit her, and she received thousands of donations to help pay her medical bills.

"I'm taking all of this information into my head and hoping that moving forward, knowing what they have done, will propel me to do what I want to do," Sdoia told ABC News in 2013. "When there's a tragedy like this, it does nothing but bring people together."

Looks like she was right.

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