Shane Burcaw and Hannah Aylward, known to YouTube viewers as Squirmy and Grubs, often find people have trouble comprehending their relationship. Burcaw, who is disabled as a result of spinal muscular atrophy, weighs just 65 pounds and has limited physical abilities. As the title of his latest book explains, “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse.” We spoke to Burcaw and Aylward about their relationship, their encounters with others, and their efforts to shatter misconceptions about the ability for disabled people to have a love life.spinal muscular atrophydisabilityrelationships

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