Shane Burcaw – Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse!

Shane Burcaw is a young adult with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and a wicked sense of humor. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he runs a blog and nonprofit organization dedicated to providing medical equipment to people with muscular dystrophy diseases. He and his girlfriend are the duo behind Squirmy and Grubs, a YouTube channel that offers a behind the scenes look at their interabled relationship.

I’m beyond excited to officially unveil for you the beautiful cover of my book, “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse!”

I’m sure many of you temporarily lost consciousness when your eyes fell upon the sheer sexiness of my girlfriend, Hannah, and I posing in such a sultry position, so I’ll give you a minute to regain your strength before I continue. I hope you’ll wipe up your drool and keep reading because I have a few very important things to say about this book.

My name is Shane Burcaw, and I was born with a lovely muscle-wasting disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I’m working really hard to use my time on this earth to create a positive, lasting impact. Specifically, my goal is to change the way society looks at disability. This book is the next step in that journey.

One of the biggest stigmas about people with disabilities is that we are incapable and unworthy of romantic relationships. To give you an example, I run a YouTube channel with Hannah, and every time we post a new episode, people inevitably comment with theories as to why on earth we are dating. Here are just a few of my favorites:

“Don’t get me wrong – he seems like a good dude – but I ain’t buying it. She’s either his nurse or good friend and this is an act, or she’s got a couple screws loose.”

“Ask yourself, would you date him? NO, YOU WOULDN’T. What is the catch here?”

“This [relationship] is abnormal and frankly disgusting.”

Aren’t these fun? Jokes aside, this is but a small indication of the vast and innumerable ways that people with disabilities are discriminated against on a daily basis. I am determined to change that situation.

My strategy is humor. In “Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse” I use funny stories from my life to show readers that using a wheelchair is not some horrid, depressing existence. I’m a person, and my disability should not invoke pity or aversion, but rather, respect and love and kindness, just like we all deserve.

When I opened my email on the morning of March 10, 2016 and saw a message from a stranger named Hannah who lived in Minnesota, my heart disobeyed its natural rhythm as I read her words and began to hear her voice in my head, but I had no idea what was in store for the two of us.

In March 2018 Shane moved to Minneapolis to live with Hannah. Today, they are very happy together. #trueLove 

 

Twitter: @LAMNightmare

Website: Laughing At My Nightmare

YouTube: Squirmy and Grubs

Instagram: @shaneburcaw

94 thoughts on “Shane Burcaw – Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse!

  1. F*ckin’ awesome things here. I am very satisfied to peer your post. Thanks a lot and i am taking a look forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  2. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future
    and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could
    I want to suggest you some interesting things or advice.
    Perhaps you could write next articles referring to
    this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  3. It is the best time to make a few plans for the longer term and it is time to be happy.
    I’ve learn this publish and if I may I wish to
    recommend you some attention-grabbing issues or tips. Maybe you can write next articles relating to this article.
    I wish to learn more issues approximately it!

  4. I do not know whether it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your website.

    It seems like some of the text within your posts are
    running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know
    if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Thanks

  5. I together with my buddies have already been studying the great helpful hints found on your web page and all of a sudden came up with an awful suspicion I never thanked the blog owner for those strategies. My young men became absolutely glad to see all of them and have in actuality been using them. We appreciate you turning out to be quite accommodating and for getting this form of useful resources millions of individuals are really eager to learn about. Our honest apologies for not expressing gratitude to you earlier.

  6. Hi, just required you to know I he added your site to my Google bookmarks due to your layout. But seriously, I believe your internet site has 1 in the freshest theme I??ve came across. It extremely helps make reading your blog significantly easier.

  7. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering
    if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was
    hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  8. I simply could not leave your website prior to suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual info a person provide
    on your visitors? Is going to be back incessantly in order to inspect new posts

  9. I got this site from my pal who informed me concerning this web site
    and at the moment this time I am visiting this web site and reading very informative articles or reviews at this place.

  10. Thanks for any other informative website. Where else may just I am getting that kind of info written in such a perfect manner?
    I’ve a challenge that I am simply now working on, and I have been on the look out for
    such information.

  11. Fantastic site. Lots of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to several pals ans also sharing in delicious.
    And of course, thanks for your effort!

  12. I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and amusing,
    and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The issue is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    I am very happy I found this in my hunt for something concerning this.

  13. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.|

  14. I believe that is one of the such a lot significant information for me. And i am satisfied studying your article. But wanna statement on few general things, The web site style is ideal, the articles is in point of fact great : D. Just right activity, cheers|

  15. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!|

  16. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!|

  17. Just desire to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness for your publish is simply excellent and i can suppose you are knowledgeable on this subject. Fine together with your permission allow me to seize your RSS feed to stay updated with approaching post. Thank you a million and please keep up the gratifying work.|

  18. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.|

  19. I have been browsing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.|

  20. I got what you intend, regards for posting.Woh I am glad to find this website through google. “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” by Heinrich Heine.

  21. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and
    gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She
    put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was
    a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to
    go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  22. whoah this blog is fantastic i love reading your articles. Stay up the great work! You recognize, many individuals are looking around for this info, you can aid them greatly. |

  23. I think this is among the most important information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers|

  24. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  25. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance”
    between user friendliness and visual appearance. I must say you’ve done a fantastic job with this.

    In addition, the blog loads very fast for me on Internet explorer.
    Outstanding Blog!

  26. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.|

  27. Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers|

  28. Thanks for every other informative site. Where else may just I get that kind of information written in such an ideal approach? I’ve a challenge that I’m simply now running on, and I’ve been at the glance out for such information.|

  29. Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Firefox, it looks
    fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, great blog!

  30. What’s up everybody, here every one is sharing
    these experience, thus it’s good to read this webpage, and I used to
    go to see this blog daily.

  31. Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

  32. It’s hard to search out educated individuals on this topic, but you sound like you recognize what you’re talking about! Thanks

  33. Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?

    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing
    many months of hard work due to no data backup. Do you
    have any methods to protect against hackers?

  34. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wondering your situation; we have developed some nice practices and we are looking to
    trade techniques with others, why not shoot me an email if interested.

  35. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?|

  36. Unquestionably consider that that you stated.

    Your favourite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest factor to bear in mind of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while folks
    think about issues that they just don’t know about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and also outlined
    out the entire thing with no need side-effects , other people
    can take a signal. Will probably be again to get more.
    Thanks

  37. I’m not sure why but this web site is loading extremely slow for me.

    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my
    end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  38. Hey very nice website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful information here in the post, we need work out more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  39. Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your web site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found simply the info I already searched all over the place and simply couldn’t come across. What an ideal web site.

  40. Very efficiently written story. It will be supportive to everyone who employess it, as well as yours truly :). Keep doing what you are doing – i will definitely read more posts.

  41. Hey there, You have done a great job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  42. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with useful info to work on. You’ve done a formidable activity and our whole group shall be grateful to you.

  43. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  44. I like what you guys are up too. Such smart work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website 🙂

  45. Thanks for another informative website. Where else could I get that type of info written in such a perfect way? I have a project that I am just now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *