Mike and Matt from Philadelphia today celebrate their one year anniversary. This is their love story.
Dear Gay Marriage USA,
My name is Mike I have seen you post pictures of happy couples for a while and I am more than happy to tell you about my boyfriend I and how our love started and almost ended forever all in one day.
A year to the day, June 11, 2012 leaving Philadelphia Gay Pride, my boyfriend Matt was struck by a car that was going 60 miles per hour. We were just leaving a romantic, fun filled and amazing weekend on the boat. As we crossed the street, I saw him be thrown 30 feet in the air and dragged across the intersection in Philadelphia. I ran over to him and his breathless and pulse less and bloody body I held in my arms yelling his name hoping to see him open his eyes himself. As I was about to do CPR he opened his eyes and said my name eventually screaming it for me not to leave his side. I’m an EMT and therefore kept him stable until the ambulance came.
He was taken to the local trauma center where upon arrival, I was pushed back at the doors depsite him yelling for me. I sat waiting on news of whether or not he was going to be okay. Finally, I was able to go back to see him. Bloody, scraped, and battered he was still alive and wouldn’t let go of my hand. I had never met his parents until I called them myself to give them the news. I met them in the trauma bay for the first time.
I went to the hospital to see him each of the 10 days he was in there recovering. On day 5 he asked me to be his boyfriend. Without knowing how long it would take until he would walk again I said yes. Summer 2012 was spent pushing him around in his wheelchair and helping him get back on his feet.
Today, one year later, he and I are going strong. Many obstacles have come our way but pure, equal, unconditional love is what has got us through. I would LOVE for you to share our story to show that pure love is equal. I love him so much and would love for him to see this tomorrow or sometime this week.
After losing my parents at nine, I buried the woman who raised me, my grandmother due to Lung cancer. This year has tested us beyond comprehension but despite all, we are both finishing our degrees in Nursing and planning an amazing life together.
The passing of gay marriage will allow Matt and I to have full rights and face the challenges life throws at us together forever. Young gay couples (we are 21 and 22) know what it is like to face this worlds adversity against Gay Marriage.
Thank you for your time and thank you for this amazing page for all that you do.