Charlestown MA., 05/14/13, Boston Marathon bombing survivor and amputee Roseann Sdoia was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and was escorted to North End home by fire engines. Boston Firefighter Mike Materia, is credited with helping to save Roseann Sdoia,cq, after the marathon bomb attack. He transporterd her in a police prisoner transport van when there were no ambulances. He held her hand and also held tight to her tourniquet to save her life. She lost a leg, but gained new friends, a new appreciation for life and a life-long gratitude to those how saved her life. At the end of the press conference, the hero firefighter picked her up to hug her.