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Marathon Bombing Survivor from Malden Engaged to Spaulding Rehab Nurse

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor from Malden recently proposed to a Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital nurse while on a 10-day cruise for marathon bombing survivors and first responders.

While in Lyon, France, Boston Marathon bombing survivor and Maldonian James "Bim" Costello, of Malden, proposed to Krista D'Agostino. Credit: Jim Bim's Facebook page
While in Lyon, France, Boston Marathon bombing survivor and Maldonian James "Bim" Costello, of Malden, proposed to Krista D'Agostino. Credit: Jim Bim's Facebook page
A Boston Marathon bombing survivor from Malden recently proposed to a Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital nurse while on a 10-day cruise for marathon bombing survivors and first responders, according to a CBS Boston report.

While in Lyon, France, James "Bim" Costello, of Malden, proposed to Krista D'Agostino, according to the report. Costello, who suffered burn and shrapenl injuries and underwent surgeries before eventually being taken to Spaulding, later told his Facebook friends about what transpired.

"As you all know, April 15th was one of the worst days of my life, suffering not only physical injuries of my own but the emotional difficulties when I learned about my friends. I soon wondered why and for what reason this had happened," Costello said in the Facebook post. "A couple weeks later I was transferred to Spaulding Hospital, where I was able to see my friends starting to heal, but still wondered what good could come from this tragedy. 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. 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!!!"

More than a hundred people, including marathon bombing survivors, first responders and their families, left Boston's Logan airport last week to take part in the all-expenses-paid trip to France, according to the report.

To read the complete CBS Boston report, click here.
David Marsters December 17, 2013 at 08:00 AM
This is a great story and outcome. Congratulations to you both. You deserve it and much more. God Bless America.

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