A woman whose spine was broken during her birth when doctors forcefully pulled her out whilst using forceps, found her love.
Alyssa’s spinal cord was broken and she is now wheelchair-bound and will be on a ventilator for the rest of her life.
Watch to find out more of her story below.
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Despite her hard life, Alyssa, from New York, describes her “biggest achievement” as marrying her partner, Jimmy.
Jimmy is a great partner who helps Alyssa every day with physical chores and activities, and Alyssa motivates Jimmy in keeping positive thinking and mental strength.
Alyssa, 29, told Barcroft TV: “The fact that I even got married, is like a huge accomplishment for me.
“Jimmy has helped me build confidence.
“On a day to day, Jimmy helps me getting in and out of bed, getting me dressed, and in the shower – because I can’t do that on my own.
“We argue, we fight, we get on each other’s nerves.
“It’s just like any other marriage, but with my disability, you (Jimmy) have to be a caretaker as well.”
Jimmy, also 29, added: “Alyssa helps me more with mental stuff.
“She’s just so easy to get along with, I didn’t let the fact that she was in a wheelchair hold me back. When I first saw her, I thought she was cute.
“It is challenging, but at the same time, I love her and wouldn’t want it any other way.”
Before meeting Jimmy, Alyssa never had struggled in her love life.
She said: “At the age of 22, it was my first date ever with Jimmy.
“Before that, I was kind of seeing someone and it was horrible. They even said at one point, they didn’t want to be with me because of my disability.
“I took that the hard way. I went on a dating site and those are scary. But that’s how I met Jimmy. It felt good to know that there are good guys on these sites.”
Alyssa calls herself lucky as she has support from close family and friends – particularly during her childhood and school years.
“They’ve always been a huge support for me, no matter what,” Alyssa said.
“I was always the shy one in school. I just wasn’t that outgoing, popular girl that everyone knew. But with growing up, I wouldn’t say it was easy, but I never got bullied. My classmates were nice to me and it felt good having such awesome people in my school.”
Alyssa has recently joined social media to spread her positivity, and help raise awareness, to the masses.
She said: “I think raising awareness for anyone with a disability is freaking awesome! Because who else is going to do it for you? You have to speak for yourself. I started my social pages in July 2018 and my Instagram kind of blew up. Everyone was like, ‘I’m excited to see your next story’. It’s connected me to so many people, it’s great.”
Jimmy added: “She’s made so many new friends and has impacted so many people’s lives positively. I’m just really impressed with how she goes through life.”
Alyssa is hoping to start a family with Jimmy in the future – continuing to prove people wrong.
She said: “I’m very proud of myself and what I do. And with the future? Who knows. Hopefully, it holds children. We’ll see, we’ll see what happens.”
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