Photo Credit: Krista D'Agostino/Facebook
Last April 15, in a truly devastating act, two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston marathon. Among the 300 people injured was James Costello of Malden, Massachusetts, who suffered severe burns. Costello spent several weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he underwent multiple skin graft surgeries on his right arm and leg.
Following his surgeries, he was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where one of his nurses was a woman named Krista D’Agostino. This is the point in the story where you might want to grab a tissue or two.
WCVB.com reports that Costello wrote on his Facebook page, "A few days later I saw a nurse in passing, this would turn out to be Krista, who had shared a few mutual friends, but we had never crossed paths before."
"After sharing a handful of conversations I realized not only how beautiful she was but also what a kind heart she had. I somehow convinced her to attend a benefit with me, which turned into a few dates, which turned into a few inseparable months," he wrote.
During a European cruise this December, Costello proposed to his nurse love in Lyon, France.
"I'm happy to announce that we will spend the rest of our lives together. I now realized why I was involved in the tragedy. It was to meet my best friend, and the love of my life."
They are not the first marathon couple to get engaged. In October, Pete DiMartino, 28, who lost 90 percent of his right Achilles' tendon, proposed to Rebekah Gregory, who went through 14 surgeries on her left leg but still faces amputation.
Seriously, this is every Taylor Swift song, every puppy and kitten and a few cute babies rolled into one. Our sincere best wishes to the happy couple.