Marathon Bombing Victim Proposes To Nurse He Met In the Hospital

The couple got engaged while on a special cruise set up for survivors of the April attack.

Photo Via Facebook

Photo Via Facebook

During the healing process and through numerous surgeries, a lot of special bonds were formed between doctors and hospital workers and the victims they tended to following the Boston Marathon attack. But one relationship that formed through the harrowing ordeal is now on its way to becoming a lifetime commitment.

While on a special 11-day cruise in Europe, designated for the friends, families, and individuals hurt in the Boylston Street blasts, James Bim Costello proposed to  Krista D’Agostino, the nurse that was on staff while his wounds healed in the aftermath of the April tragedy. She said yes.

Costello wrote about the proposal on his Facebook page over the weekend and posted a picture of the bride-to-be’s ring, pictured above:

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!!

Costello said he met D’Agostino when he was transferred to Spaulding Hospital several days after he was rushed to the emergency room to treat wounds sustained by the explosions.

He said the April attack was “one of the worst” days of his life, and the emotional and physical pain he felt left him wondering why it happened, and the reason he was one of the victims.

“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,” he 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.”

Costello and his now-fiancée left from Logan Airport with hundreds of other victims and first responders last week to begin their all-expense-paid cruise in Europe sponsored by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. They are due back in the United State on December 21.

  • Jamie Brooks

    Wishing them all the best! I love this story – glad something good could come out of the tragedy for these two.

  • Ellen Hayes

    How wonderful.I wish you both nothing but happiness and love as you go forward together:) Blessings to you both,all the best for your life together you SO deserve it! Out of something so horrid comes love How Fantastic!! All the best to you both from Nova Scotia.( Boston is such a part of Halifax Nova Scotia,and what Boston did for us during the Halifax Explosion.I feel like you are family.. sooooo saying that do you need my address for the invitation?? I would be there with bells on !! lol