James Costello was injured in the bombing during last April's Boston Marathon. Several days afterwards he was transferred to Spaulding Hospital, where he encountered a staff nurse named Krista D'Agostino. While he was recovering from the wounds, his mind pondered why it happened to him, perhaps even why he survived.
After a "handful of conversations" James says he "convinced her to attend a benefit with me, which turned into a few dates, which turned into a few inseparable months."
Following an 11-day cruise for the friends, families, and individuals injured in the attack, James posted on Facebook, "I now realized why I was involved in the tragedy, it was to meet my best friend, and the love of my life. Eights months later I’m happy to announce that we will spend the rest of our lives together… We got engaged last night in the middle of the beautiful French city Lyon!!" James included a photo of Krista's hand, proving she said yes!