NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) -- A recovery fund has been set up for one of victims of the Boston Marathon bombings who lives in Newport.
Heather Abbott's left foot was severely injured in the explosion Monday, April 15. According to friends, Abbott has had several surgeries already and still faces a long road to recovery.
Heather was in Boston last Monday to watch the Red Sox game and after it ended went to a bar on Boylston Street to meet a group of friends when the bomb went off.
Julie Moura established an account on www.GoFundMe.com to raise money that will be used to help cover some of Abbott's medical expenses. More than 500 people have already donated.
There is also a fundraising event for Heather scheduled for Sunday at the Dockside in Newport. According to the website 100% of the proceeds will support Heather in her recovery.
A mass will also be held on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Saint Mary's Church in Newport.
A message from Heather was also posted on the website which reads," I feel truly blessed to have everyone's support, especially my friends who were right by my side as the ambulance took me to the hospital. I just can't express enough how honored i am to have such wonderful people in my life to help me through this."
Click here to donate to the Heather Abbott Recovery Fund. The group's fundraising goal is $500,000.
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