Young couple stationed at Wright-Patt needs our help!

John and Meghan

In the last few weeks there has been a story circulating around the internet involving two remarkable young people who happened to be stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB. The story involves 2nd Lt. John Avrett and his fiancée Meghan. These two first met in 2010 in a coffee shop in Colorado Springs, Colo. where John was in his last year at the Air Force Academy and Meghan was training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center as part of the U.S. National Synchronized Swim Team. It was love at first sight. Shortly after they met, Meghan began having problems with her knee, affecting her ability to train.

Last October, it was discovered that she had a rare form of cancer and a golf ball sized tumor had eviscerated from the bone into the soft tissue under her knee cap. Her cancer needed aggressive treatment. Meghan moved to Ohio to be near John and to have her treatment performed at Ohio State University Hospital. The next nine months were full of appointments, week-long hospital stays, surgery and chemotherapy. Meghan finished her last chemo treatment on July 14. John has been at her side for every step of the way during her battle and this August, John proposed to Meghan here in Dayton.

Unfortunately, after dealing with the high costs associated with Meghan’s treatments, the couple is left with limited funds to plan their dream wedding. There is a way for those of us here in the Miami Valley who have been moved by this heart-warming story to help this young couple. John and Meghan are entered in a contest which will award an all expenses paid, ultimate Outer Banks wedding experience for a deserving military couple. You can vote for John and Meghan by going online to www.salutetolove.com, reading their story and then voting for them. They are currently in second place. Let’s rally the Miami Valley for this deserving couple. Please take a minute to help John and Meghan win their dream wedding.

Remember: Go to salutetolove.com and vote!

David H. Landon
David H. Landon is the former Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party Central Committee. He can be reached at DaveLandon@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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