A photo reminiscent of the iconic Boys Town image “He ain’t heavy, Father. He’s my brother” taken on a family visit to Boise, Idaho has gained some fame of its own.

jesse-cottle-300Jesse Cottle, 28, lost both legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2009. Not long after he met Kelly, 24, at a swim meet in San Diego  where he was trying out his prosthetic legs.

She says: “His personality and who he is just outweighs his injuries by so much that you forget about it after a while.”

Jesse explains how this snapshot has struck such a cord for himself as well as so many others in this report for ABC’s Good Morning America:

The couple sat down with Gretchen Carlson on FNC’s Fox & Friends and told her what meaning they hope  people will take from the photo.

LifeNews.com Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.