Canadian legal assistant Theresa McGinnis’ Las Vegas proposal video has it all, genuine fumbling, a supportive narrator, happy tears, and an “effing gorgeous” stone. Even I shed some happy tears. As of the date of this post, only a couple thousand viewers have seen it on YouTube, but a clip from the video will reach a much wider audience with its inclusion in a new Kevin Mcdonald/Ridley Scott movie, Life in a Day, scheduled to be screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary features a thousand or so moment-in-a-life clips from a single day, July 24, 2010, submitted by people from all over the world.
The Edmonton Journal reports that McGinnis, and her fiancee, Dean Boysen, survived life-threatening medical conditions before meeting each other online two and a half years ago:
But even more than the appeal of the proposal is the touching backstory they share. Boysen, who installs siding on houses for a living, has battled leukemia twice in the past six years and received a bone-marrow transplant in 2007. McGinnis, a legal assistant, suffered from a bleeding disorder that nearly killed her after her daughter was born 13 years ago.
Practical Paralegalism congratulates McGinnis on her pending nuptials and film appearance at Sundance, and is honored (and really excited) to share the proposal with its readers:
Source: Edmonton Journal