Maggie Anzalone


Luke Novosel

Maggie Anzalone and Luke Novosel

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Our Story

Our story began in May of 2015 when we started our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Maggie had just graduated from Wake Forest and moved to Pittsburgh. Luke had finished undergrad at Pitt and spent a year working as a rehab aide at UPMC in Oakland. After our first day of orientation, the program organized an outing at Carson City Saloon on the South Side. We spent the night chatting and meeting other classmates and made plans to meet at the Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field (RIP) the next day. When we found each other in the stands, Luke offered Maggie a ride home after the concert. However, Maggie’s phone was dead and she would not be able to contact him. So, Luke decided to give her his phone to use so that she could call his friend and meet at the car. One “minor” detail - Luke forgot to give Maggie the passcode to his phone, which meant that she was unable to unlock or use the phone to contact him. He didn’t hear from her after the concert and ended up phone-less (and not happy). Maggie eventually returned the phone later that night and Luke realized she wasn’t actually trying to steal his phone, so he got over it.

We made plans to attend Mass at Saint Paul Cathedral together that weekend and continued to spend time together outside of class. We got to know each other quickly during our first summer semester and made things official at some point in July or August (we still don’t agree on the date). In between class and clinical, we spent the next three years enjoying Pittsburgh and spending time with our families. After we graduated PT School in April of 2018, Luke moved to Houston for his sports PT residency at Houston Methodist, and Maggie moved to Boston to start her dream job at Boston Children’s Hospital. We made it through 1 year of long distance (I guess there was some foreshadowing there) and got used to lots of traveling and FaceTime dates. In August of 2019, Luke moved to Boston to get his Masters in Athletic Training at Boston University. Six months later the pandemic hit, and we had the challenge of living in quarantine in our small Boston apartment. We survived the year and in January of 2021 Luke took a job with the New York Mets, working at their minor league facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Two years later and we still are somehow making this long distance thing work. We’ve enjoyed exploring the beaches of Florida and escaping the cold weather of Boston throughout this time.

On December 14th, 2022 during Luke’s first trip back to Boston since moving, Luke got down on one knee by the Christmas lights in Quincy Center before meeting Maggie’s best friend Devon for dinner (Devon was hiding in a Christmas tree to take photos - true MOH dedication). The next day, Luke flew back to Pittsburgh, but we celebrated with family and friends throughout the Christmas season and started off 2023 with a lot to look forward to. We’re not sure where life will take us next but we are so excited to celebrate with you all and start this next chapter together on 11.4.23!