Boston Marathon bombing survivor to wed firefighter who rescued her

By Angeli Kakade, Buzz60

When a love story can come from a tragedy, that's something worth celebrating. The New York Post reports a Boston Marathon survivor plans to marry the firefighter who came to her rescue.

A long distance runner herself, Roseann Sdoia had planned to spend April 15, 2013 watching runners cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

When the pressure cooker bombs went off, Boston firefighter Mike Materia rushed to help her and even accompanied her to Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Apr 18, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Elite runners make their way along the course during the 2016 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 18, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia leads the way along the course during the 2016 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18: A general view as Wave One runners start the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18: Twenty-four runners participating in the Mobility Impaired category were the first to start the 120th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo by Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18: Twenty-four runners participating in the Mobility Impaired category were the first to start the 120th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo by Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18: Wave One runners start the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18: The Elite Women's division starts the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
HOPKINTON, MA - APRIL 18: A general view as Wave One runners start the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
WELLESLEY, MA - APRIL 18: The mobility impaired competitors are cheered on by the Wellesley College students in the Scream Tunnel at Wellesley College along the route of the 120th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., on April 18, 2016. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WELLESLEY, MA - APRIL 18: A runner is cheered on by the Wellesley College students in the Scream Tunnel at Wellesley College along the route of the 120th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., on April 18, 2016. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WELLESLEY, MA - APRIL 18: A runner gets high fives from Wellesley College students in the Scream Tunnel at Wellesley College along the route of the 120th Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass., on April 18, 2016. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Tatyana McFadden of the United States crosses the finish line to win the women's push rim wheelchair race during the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Marcel Hug of Switzerland crosses the finish line to win the men's push rim wheelchair race during the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 18: Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia, winner of the womens race, crosses the finish line of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 18: Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the womens race in the the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 18: Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia jumps after crossing the finish line to win mens race of the the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 18: Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the mens race of the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Women's winner Atsede Baysa of Ethiopa and men's winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia pose at the finish line after winning the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Women's winner Atsede Baysa of Ethiopa and men's winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia pose at the finish line after winning the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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While in recovery, after her leg had been amputated, Sdoia's mother mentioned how cute the firefighter was. Sdoia didn't disagree and Materia often visited her in the hospital.

The fast friends eventually started dating and The Post reports Materia proposed to Sdoia in Nantucket last month with the help of their dog Sal.

The couple plans to wed in October or November and are set to release a book titled 'Perfect Strangers.' The book will tell the story of four lives intersecting the day of the bombings in Boston.

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