Sometimes when Tabitha Estrellado meets a man, he will extend a hand and expect her to shake it.
But she can’t — and it’s awkward to explain why when you’re trying to flirt. Estrellado, 32, has muscular dystrophy, a chronic disease in which muscles weaken and waste over time until they no longer work at all.
Instead, she discovered men who wanted to be physically intimate but not fully commit to a relationship. In the hookup world, men don’t care about wheelchairs.”Ally Bruener, 28, is a standup comedian with congenital muscular dystrophy. Bruener, who lives in Alexandria, Ky., and uses a wheelchair to get around, dresses up in a buttoned cardigan and a colorful headband, a girlish look intended to throw off her audience. “I still have all the same desires for the future as any other woman my age,” she says.
For months, she would secretly hook up with men she met online. Estrellado has six personal aides who switch day and night shifts throughout the week. At one of her comedy shows, a woman walked up to Ms.
If is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting.