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Travel Nurse Marries Boston Bombing Victim She Treated

Travel Nurse Krista D'Agostino marries Bostom bombing victim James Costello

Travel Nurse Krista D’Agostino met Bostom bombing victim James Costello while on assignment.

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 h and ful 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!

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Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a travel nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!

4 Comments on "Travel Nurse Marries Boston Bombing Victim She Treated"

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  1. dan


    I am just wondering about ethical and legal status of the nurse dating her patient on this boston incident. if he was her patient, i thought it is always unethical/ illegal to marry. Unless they met there but did not have a patient nurse relationship.

  2. dan


    Oh i mean unethical/ illegal to date a patient. I understand when they get married, marriage is legally accepted. I am not criticizing this nurse. I have always thought and learned that it is not appropriate and some organizations have policies against dating patients.

  3. Sarah Wengert


    Dan, My understanding is that they met during her travel assignment and his treatment, but did not begin dating until after he was no longer her patient.

  4. Andrea


    This is so sweet! I love stories like this. How awesome is it that she was a travel nurse working in that location. Happy for them!!

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