Marathon victim tosses Red Sox ceremonial pitch
May 11, 2013 3:02PM
Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott, center, of Newport, R.I., throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston, Saturday, May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Updated: May 11, 2013 5:31PM
BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings took to the pitcher’s mound at a Red Sox game.
Heather Abbott of Newport, R.I., threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of the Toronto-Boston game in Boston on Saturday.
Abbott had gone to Boston on April 15 to watch the Red Sox play on Patriots’ Day and was waiting in line to get into a crowded restaurant when the bombs went off. Doctors amputated her left leg below the knee.
A fundraiser has helped raise more than $50,000 to help Abbott pay medical bills.