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.
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.