Last December, Travel Nursing Blogs shared the story of Travel Nurse Krista D’Agostino and Boston Marathon bombing victim James Costello.
In a touching silver lining of the tragic Boston attack, D’Agostino and Costello met when he was in the hospital recovering from several surgeries and skin grafts needed due to severe burns and shrapnel wounds he suffered near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013 when the attack occurred. She was working as a Travel Nurse, in a six-week assignment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, when the pair met there.
To add happy ending status to that silver lining, Costello and D’Agostino were married Saturday, August 23, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. The venue, along with the majority of other wedding expenses, was donated to the couple.
Rachael Gross, the pair’s wedding planner, told ABC News it was “the most rewarding event” she’d ever been involved with.
“I hit the jackpot with them because they’re really the most wonderful couple,” Gross said.
When announcing the engagement, Costello wrote on his Facebook page: “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.”
And, which has now turned into sharing their lives forever! Congrats, to the happy couple.
Costello also shared on social media that he believed he knew why he was involved in the tragedy. “It was to meet my best friend, and the love of my life,” he wrote.
Despite the tragic reason for Costello’s hospitalization, it’s pretty amazing that D’Agostino’s brief, six-week assignment overlapped with his time there — allowing both the opportunity to meet their soul mate. It just goes to show that you truly never know what wonderful surprises might await you on your next assignment!