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Christmas came a few days early for our next couple who just won an online contest that we'll give them the wedding of their dreams.
-- McConnell and Christina -- have been together since 2006.
But little more than a year ago something terrible happened to Erica US army specialist suffered serious injuries while serving in Afghanistan.
To IED explosions left him in critical condition.
And force him to have both of his legs amputated.
But the couple stuck together.
And now thanks to New Jersey jeweler at the two are about to tie the knot Christina and -- join us now well some idea -- -- great great to see you guys congratulations.
Where are they went -- let let's talk -- over a long road this has been for you personally and you as a couple we mentioned that you were.
The victim of an IED attack tell us about your injuries.
Pound July 2011 -- said the idea around I lost -- -- licked my left but completely.
The worst -- -- infections -- spent about seven months.
Hospital -- And you were seven months in the hospital and as soon as you arrived back here is -- -- -- US cellular 53 days.
In the intensive care unit and and -- you were by his side -- the entire time that every day that couldn't have been easy.
No I mean when somebody you care about is that sick -- you did don't walk away.
She didn't she got there and I quit school left that her job she -- -- everything take -- He -- -- young I mean it's incredible to have this experience and to have this level of dedication.
To each other at this age you've been through.
Through a real trial.
And so so -- what did you think last week when you heard that you've won this contest -- your -- -- Mom I guess in the past seventeen months have been all of them and I know it's our winning but I don't -- after next afterwards she started on the focus now.
So -- that lets you -- -- to include.
Everything and anything.
Below under the sponsors would -- it to its knees apart told us that aren't going to be as good as their son's wedding so.
Almighty us that you are in good hands -- can't I'm having a -- -- looking you because I'm blinded by your ring is so beautiful this is one of the that things that you were able to.
Tim made a model at their for the camera a little bit a look at how beautiful what a lovely big (%expletive) -- -- agreed design there it's so pretty and of course that was all because of operation.
Tie the -- -- that you said that.
You are more in love now.
-- you've ever pin.
To what do you mean by -- Think yeah you know you care about some light that went something like this -- you know something really bad happens you -- -- How much more you care about them.
Then you did before.
So everything mean MM gone through and then so it's late at such a young age -- -- -- -- you love them that much more at.
Pictures myself all hooked up to machines and she's trying to Mascoll and sleep now it's meant.
What an incredible woman she is an incredible guy you are -- tell us what are you nervous -- I'm I'm -- Barry now but I guess it's.
It's done better than when Edmonton and the chance I can assure you and your wedding while nerve wracking will be better than everything you guys -- -- you've turned the corner.
You are on the upswing in and we wish you the best for your future happiness and future life together you're only twenty -- point three years old.
You guys have lived a lifetime already Derek McConnell -- -- -- thanks for your personal story good luck with the wedding -- latest pictures seeing again thanks so.
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