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Retired Md. Marine Battling Renal Failure Proposes To Wife A 2nd Time

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WJZ) — A retired Gaithersburg marine is looking for a second chance on his wedding anniversary.

Mary Bubala reports he turned to an organization that helped make his dreams come true.

Sergeant Ronnie Pulley met the love of his life in Japan.

“It was love at first sight. She thinks she picked me out of the crowd and I think I picked her,” he said.

“He’s my best friend and my soul mate,” his wife, Boksil Choi, said.

Their wedding was held in a courthouse in Japan; nothing fancy. Sgt. Pulley wanted another chance on their fifth wedding anniversary.

On bended knee, in front of the White House:

“If I had three wishes, I would wish for three more lives with you forever, my sweet princess. I was asking, well, I wanted to know–would you marry me again?” Sgt. Pulley said.

“I’m so happy. Yes,” Choi responded.

Sgt. Pulley wants a second chance in love and in life. For three years, the 25-year-old has battled renal failure.

“If there was a stop button, I probably would have pushed it already. But she was my support, my backbone, said, ‘Baby, can’t quit; we have two kids we have to take care of,'” Pulley said.

This wasn’t just a proposal.

“We’re going to do a whole other wedding in the states for you,” said Jamie Holmes, founder of Jamie’s Dream Team.

A nonprofit called Jamie’s Dream Team plans to pay for their second wedding.

“His dream wasn’t selfish. He wanted to give his wife a dream, who takes care of him,” said Holmes.

It’s a wedding the Pulleys could only dream of.

“I want a long gown in a mermaid style,” said Choi.

“She deserves to have that wonderful day that I think all women should get,” Pulley said.

The couple has two children who will be part of the wedding celebration. No date has been set yet.

After the proposal outside the White House, they had a special tour inside to celebrate their second engagement.

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