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Such a great story - Double amputee Jesse Cottle

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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There's a nice video interview of them here: 
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/08/27/dnt-wife-carries-marine-on-back.ktvb.html

Kelly Cottle often carries her husband in places where his prosthetic legs can't take him, like the beach or the pool.

So when photographer Sarah Ledford of ShutterHappy Photography suggested they pose with him on her back during a family portrait session, Cottle didn't think much of it.

But when Ledford posted the photo to ShutterHappy Photography's Facebook pagethe image quickly went viral.

Ledford told KTVB, "The picture just blew up, America just fell in love with Jesse and Kelly."

Jesse Cottle, Kelly's husband, is a former Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan in 2009, KTVB reports.

He met Kelly at a swim meet in San Diego during recovery, where she was a swimmer for Boise State.

The pair married last year.

She told KTVB, "It's cool because we represent a lot of people, couples that are going through the same thing and so it's just an honor to be able to represent that."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/jesse-cottle_n_3819479.html

by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

That is sweet!

adrianna1043
by Adrianna on Aug. 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Beautiful!
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MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Aug. 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

 Great story. And I can't get over how beautiful she is!

mlogsdon
by Mary on Aug. 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM
That's so sweet!
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twinkersmom
by Bronze Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Such a cute couple and a wonderful story. I'll bet he is such a joker with her. You can tell it in their eyes, or at least I can. Best to both of them.

usmclife58
by Nikki on Aug. 28, 2013 at 1:37 PM

I love reading this. It is probably the 3rd or 4th time, but it still brings a smile to my face seeing the picture.

NickLukeandEmma
by Courtney on Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:51 PM

 I love this. I saw an interview with them as well and they both have amazing attitudes.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 28, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Love this!!!

anchorgurl
by Silver Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 5:56 AM

 Love this. 

alyssas-mommy
by Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Awesome
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