Help a very special couple have a very nice wedding

I got the following in an email from a good friend:

Meghan Kinney’s achievement-packed life took a bit of a turn recently, offering a up a tough, new challenge, which she’s faced with her typical determination. A member of the 2008 US Olympic Synchronized Swim Team, and the captain of the current team in training for the 2012 London Olympics, Meghan was diagnosed last summer with a rare form of bone cancer.

Shortly after her treatment of chemotherapy ended in July this year, her boyfriend John, an US Air Force Lieutenant, asked her to marry him.

Without telling Meghan, John, a recent Air Force Academy graduate, entered the two into a contest sponsored by Operation Homefront called, “Salute to Love,” which is for young members of the military in which the contest winners have their wedding paid for.  It’s a pretty cool idea.

Anyway, if you have the time, would you please vote for them?

You can do it here, in the video John put together.

But first, read their story, told by John in his submission for the contest.

Also, here is the message Meghan’s mom Ann sent out today to family and friends.

Looking  at the other submissions from engaged couples, I wish all of them could win — but that’s not how life works.  One of them will win, and I think Meghan and Johns’ story is compelling enough to deserve our votes.

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  • Mike Devx

    john and Meghan’s patriotism and love stories are as compelling as the others, and they have the cancer bills to beat, too.  They just got my vote!  

    Another couple that wants to have their wedding on the Grand Banks beach… they do live 2400 miles apart, so one of them might live in that Grand Banks area (of No. Carolina).  But the way it is written, they *might* be trying to set up their wedding at a “spiffy” location despite their tough money situation, which wouldn’t be very thrifty.

  • 94Corvette

    I am glad to see they are in the lead – but we need all the help we can get.  I’ll be voting from work tomorrow as well and letting my friends know about it.  I would love for them to get the ceremony they envision.  With what they have gone through and what may be ahead of them, a little ‘special’ isn’t out of line. 

  • Mike Devx

    My mistake, 94Corvette!  I didn’t realize that the *winner* of the contest gets to have their wedding on the Outer Banks.  It’s just a part of the contest.  I thought it was just that one other couple that wanted to set it up that way.  Ah, if only I could post-edit my mistakes out of existence!