Hannah Burcaw has been mistaken as her husband’s nurse more times than she can count.
Some people have a hard time wrapping their minds around the pair’s relationship, as Shane lives with a disability while his wife does not. But together, they’re opening hearts and minds by reminding everyone that interabled couples are just as capable of love as anyone else!
Shane has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that causes his muscles to waste away over time. What it doesn’t do is affect his intellect.
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In fact, it was his wonderful personality and sense of humor that attracted Hannah to him in the first place. After watching him in an interview on YouTube, she emailed him — and sparks flew! They dated long distance for two years before Shane moved from Pennsylvania to Minnesota to live with her.
In the two years since, they’ve been running the popular YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs, where they share how they navigate life together.
In some videos, they show their fans how they interact with everyday tasks; in others, they go on road trips, visit beaches, and enjoy amusement parks. While finding accessible places can be difficult at times, it’s a challenge the two of them are happy to take on.
What they won’t waste their time on is cruel comments from internet trolls, who either call Hannah crazy or claim their relationship is fake.
“Although it’s taken time, I’m able to completely dismiss people like this,” Hannah wrote on Instagram. “Shane and I continue to make content and share our story with the hopes of showing as many people as we can that disabled people are worthy partners. Comments like these only encourage us to continue! We’re so grateful for all of the people that our story has managed to reach in a positive way.”
This September, the two of them tied the knot in an intimate backyard ceremony, and they’re looking forward to starting a family soon!
Clearly, nothing can stop this beautiful couple from sharing a happy life together — and who would want to?
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