Heather Abbott http://ripr.org en Heather Abbott Reflects On The Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later http://ripr.org/post/heather-abbott-reflects-boston-marathon-bombings-one-year-later <p>Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Heather Abbott will be attending the race once again this year after spending the past year adjusting to life with a prosthetic leg.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Heather Abbott was waiting outside a restaurant near the Boston Marathon finish line when one of the bombs went off and shattered her lower left leg. She was given a prosthetic leg and has spent the past year adjusting to the changes in her life. Abbott said she has put a lot of effort into staying in touch with the other survivors and helping them with their recoveries.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:01:19 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 32075 at http://ripr.org Heather Abbott Reflects On The Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later Scott MacKay Commentary: We Remember: Patriot's Day 2014 http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-we-remember-patriots-day-2014 <p>It’s been a year since bombs and blood in the streets shattered one of New England’s treasured civic celebrations.&nbsp; RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses the lessons of the Boston Marathon bombings as this year’s race approaches.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:35:06 +0000 Scott MacKay 31921 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: We Remember: Patriot's Day 2014 Heather Abbott Adapting To Life As An Amputee http://ripr.org/post/heather-abbott-adapting-life-amputee <p>A little more than six months have passed since Newport resident Heather Abbott lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. We’ll be checking in with Abbott for the next few months as she adjusts to life without a limb. We’ll also be exploring the growing community of amputees Abbott has joined – a community researchers say could double in the next few decades.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24538 at http://ripr.org Heather Abbott Adapting To Life As An Amputee Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Heather Abbott Speaks About Her Recovery http://ripr.org/post/boston-marathon-bombing-victim-heather-abbott-speaks-about-her-recovery <p>Newport resident and survivor of the Boston marathon bombings Heather Abbott gave her first formal presentation Wednesday to a packed lecture hall at Salve Regina University.&nbsp; Abbott told the audience how she recovered from the partial amputation of her left leg. She&rsquo;s continuing physical therapy for that injury but she must still undergo surgery for another.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:21:27 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23003 at http://ripr.org Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Heather Abbott Speaks About Her Recovery This Week in Education http://ripr.org/post/week-education-0 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Standardized testing</strong> is underway in Rhode Island public schools, where students take the New England Common Assessment Program or NECAP every October. The tests of math and reading are administered to grades 3-8 and 11 between October 1<sup>st</sup> and the 23rd. This year some 4,000 12<sup>th</sup> graders are also taking the test and must improve their scores to meet the state&rsquo;s controversial new test-based graduation requirement.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:57:16 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 22805 at http://ripr.org This Week in Education Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Receives Warm Welcome Home http://ripr.org/post/boston-marathon-bombing-victim-receives-warm-welcome-home <p>Newport residents threw a big welcome home party Sunday for Heather Abbott.&nbsp; She’s the 38-year-old woman who lost the lower part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings.&nbsp; A veritable who’s who of Rhode Island’s political establishment was on hand to praise her courage and spunk.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Preservation Society of Newport County donated the use of Rosecliff Mansion for Heather Abbott’s welcome home party.&nbsp;&nbsp; When she arrived on crutches, wearing a form-fitting royal blue sleeveless dress, she received a round of applause.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:16:46 +0000 Flo Jonic 15501 at http://ripr.org Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Receives Warm Welcome Home Injured Newport Woman Keeping Up Her Spirits http://ripr.org/post/injured-newport-woman-keeping-her-spirits <p></p><p>A Newport woman who lost her left foot as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings says she’s received so much support she hasn’t had much time to feel sorry for herself.&nbsp; Heather Abbott gave her first press conference Thursday from a hospital gurney at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Doctors spent a week trying to save Heather Abbott’s foot. In the end, it was her decision to have it amputated. Abbott told reporters her doctors made the options clear.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:31:44 +0000 Flo Jonic 14205 at http://ripr.org