From their first steps, to halloween costumes, to family vacations; from the career they will have, to finding the love of their life, to having kids of their own.
Every parent wants their child to be smart, independent, successful; to find love and happiness. We wanted you to be with someone who could step up to the plate and be there for you and offer assistance when you just couldn’t do it on your own.
” even if it’s eating at you when first meeting a person in a wheelchair (especially under romantic pretenses).
“Never lead with that,” Sonja says, and boy is she dead on right. Watch: Sonja D’s “How to Date Someone in a Wheelchair” Video #2: “Do not push us” and other important dating tips Our second video comes from Tiffany Post, an incredibly confident 30-something paraplegic from Staten Island, NY, and she has a video series called “Wheelchair Wednesdays” where she gives advice on fashion and dating.
Growing up, Paralympic swimmer Theresa Goh did not know of any disabled people who went on dates.
Neither did she see people with disabilities portrayed as being in relationships on television or in the movies.
Disabled people interviewed by The Sunday Times - those who are single as well as those who are in relationships - say physical limitations, a lack of confidence and societal expectations can be obstacles to dating, though they can sometimes be overcome.
In her video simply titled “How to Date Someone in a Wheelchair” she goes over all of the basic things you should and shouldn’t do when dating wheelchair-users, including questions to avoid on a first date.
One of her biggest pieces of advice is letting people know that it’s rude to start off with, “What happened to you?
With each struggle I’m certain that you both with find a way to make it work or to make it better. When Chelsea came home and asked my thoughts on dating someone who she had met who was paralyzed, I was a little apprehensive.
I had worked at GF Strong on the spinal cord unit for 13 years so had encountered all levels of injury.