Jesse Cottle joined the Marine Corps in August 2003, and lost his legs in Afghanistan while on patrol in 2009. He met his future bride, Kelly, while he was recovering from his wounds during a swim meet in San Diego. Kelly was a swimmer for Boise State, and she says Jesse was very different, and not just because of his legs, but just because of who he was. They got married last year and live in San Diego. They were visiting Kelly’s family back in Idaho and as they took family portraits, the photographer suggested a photo in the water. Kelly told Jesse to pop off your legs so she could take him in the water. She said it was something they often do, and the photog took a picture of Kelly carrying her husband. Jesse says the supportive messages they’ve been getting have been humbling.