Love takes many forms. It can be between a wife and husband, parents and a child, girlfriend, and boyfriend, between siblings, and many other types. When we look for love, we often think that he or she will be this hot looking person. Today I am going to be talking about a boyfriend and girlfriend and two sisters. I think you will enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed researching it.
The first story that I would like to share with you is about Shane Burcaw and his girlfriend Hannah. Now, Shane has a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, where he is losing his muscle mass. Therefore, he is getting weaker every day. He is in his late twenties.
I found his story on YouTube and fell in love with their YouTube channel because they video their lives together. The one thing is that he is funny and living their lives to the fullest. They travel a lot and I don’t mean just in the United States either. They went to Paris and England. At first, I thought it was odd, but as I thought about it, it was not odd. He wants to go to places as much as he could before his body stops him from doing things.
Hannah is his personal care assistant, but she doesn’t consider herself as his aide rather as his girlfriend only. I find this to be remarkable because she loves him so much to do everything for him. In one video, they were in Paris and he had to go to the bathroom. He is really thin, so he could not sit on the toilet, so she had to lay him down on the floor in a public bathroom. That is very gross, to say the least, but she knew he had to go. She didn’t freak out either. If you don’t consider that to be love, then what is love otherwise?
Another thing that is so amazing is Hannah’s mom went to Paris and England with them. she knows how to take care of Shane too. I can’t believe it because what parents would accept their daughter to date a guy, who has a disability that will kill him and then help out taking care of him. You might think they are crazy. If you think about love, it can do amazing things if you let it happen.
April and Rachel
April and Rachel are really close sisters, and April has a disability called Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome. She is nonverbal and really low functioning. She cannot have a normal conversation with her family. Rachel is becoming a speech therapist so that she can help April to communicate better.
If you think about what Rachel is doing, you might be saying that she is nuts for becoming a speech therapist. She is wasting her time and profession on something that might not help her sister. Well, that might be true, but Rachel’s love for April is strong and will do everything in her power to help April. Besides helping April, she will help other people as well.
From a young age, Rachel always knew that she would be April’s legal guardian. Their parents did not ask or push Rachel to be April’s legal guardian rather she volunteered when April turned into an adult. I find this to be amazing because sometimes a young adult is sometimes lazy. They want to take the easy street and don’t look beyond their own lives. I find this to be very sad because everybody needs help during their lives, and they don’t think about what if they need help and nobody is not there to help them.
All About Love
Hannah and Rachel are really similar in the way they act. They love what they do but they love the person who they are helping. These days people are hating their job because it is too hard. If they really think that, they should try being a personal care assistant. I am not saying it is hard, but you have to deal with a lot of shit. Pun not attended! There is a lot of things to help with.
It is Christmas season and it is a time to love one another. I don’t mean that we have to be perfect rather we should help out more and show our love more. In one of the videos, Shane and Hannah were talking about how they met. Hannah saw a video of Shane, and after three hours of watching videos, she knew that she had to write him. When they met in person, they knew that they would have a relationship. Shane’s disability was not an issue at all.
I do believe that people are too scared about the disability itself and don’t want to get to know the person. I had too many times that women say that they loved me but could not deal with my Cerebral Palsy. When I tried to explain that we have to move slowly and learn how to overcome the fears, they didn’t want to try and so they just disappeared. When you are in this experience, you cannot do much, but let them go.