I was really thorough with my research and looked up what I should and shouldn’t be doing.I was enthusiastic and did everything right according to my research. I was a grade-A student, a high-achiever academically and I had a great job at Microsoft.In fact, it was pretty cool because I had this brand new wheelchair and no longer felt exhausted all the time.
Do you suffer from low self-esteem and find dating too nerve-wracking a prospect? Disability Horizons writer Carrie Aimes speaks to Amin Lakhani, the Dating Coach on Wheels.With hints, tips, and tailor-made, no-bullshit advice, he could be just the answer you’ve been searching for.Amin, from Washington, has a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy called Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome.It presents itself as overall weakness, particularly the hands and legs.This enabled him to totally transform himself, his relationships and his life.
He’s now popular, makes friends easily, has been on more than 40 first dates, enjoyed sex and fallen in love.Now 29 years old, he has been a wheelchair user since the age of 15.He excelled academically, achieving two Ivy League University degrees within four years, progressing onto a successful career at Microsoft.I was 23 at the time and he was doing a workshop called Conversation Secrets. You say a turning point for you was being told, by your dating coach, that you will never blend in but that’s okay.Instead, you should make yourself stand-out from the crowd. Disabled people should embrace their individuality and dress to grab positive attention. By nature, humans are curious and we all check each other out – disabled or not.But as soon as I started high school, that’s when I really noticed my disability – I felt different from all my peers.