Strangers assume this disabled man’s girlfriend is his nurse. Shane Burcaw and Hannah Aylward, breaking down the stigma surrounding inter-abled relationships
Shane Burcaw, 26, has been in a wheelchair since the age of 2. He was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a progressive neuromuscular disease that prevents him from walking and moving his limbs.
Shane essentially has no muscles. He has never walked and never properly developed into a full-grown man.