Marine Jesse Cottle was injured in Afghanistan in 2009. As a result of his injury he lost both of his legs. When he returned home, he met his future wife at a swim meet.
“The more I got to know him, the more things that would surprise me about him,” Kelly Cottle said.
A testament to the often repeated advice “fall in love with who a person is, not how a person looks.”
Recently, Jesse and Kelly Cottle were visiting family in Idaho and decided to have some pictures taken. Jesse took off his prosthetic legs for the pictures, and one of the shots of Kelly holding Jesse, which was posted on the photographers Facebook page, went viral.
Jesse said he hopes the image will “represent overcoming any kind of adversity, big or small.”
Indeed, love conquers all.
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