Disability foretells a dysfunctional married life. On account of this morbid reality, many of us seek only perfect partners for ourselves. As huge as this issue is, can love outgrow us? We think it certainly can!
If we look at the statistics, every year, an estimated 11,000 spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.
It mostly happens in case of trauma to the vertebral column. The spinal cord loses its ability to send and receive messages from the brain. The body's system gets no instructions which adversely affects sensory, motor and autonomic function below the level of injury.
The girl who defied doctors' prognosis
Almost 28 years ago, Alyssa Lorio was born with a spinal cord injury due to my doctor using forceps. She came out basically dead. All the specialists advised her parents to give her up.
As published on Love What Matters, they explained what misery lies ahead of her as she'd just be as good as a vegetable. Fast forward, yes, she can't breathe on her own or move around, but still, life runs rich in Alyssa.
The brave girl defied all odds. What's more interesting is, she's having everything beyond normal not under. About 7 years ago, she met her now-fiancé, Jimmy.
They had all ups and downs of traditional relationships but, the conflict never touched her disability. She met him on a dating site and now, they are close to marrying each other. Jimmy has learned everything to care for her condition.
About the illness
As per Medicine Net, there are two possibilities to look into a spinal cord injury: complete and incomplete. If it is complete, paralysis makes the point below injury to be dysfunctional. In case of incomplete, mobilization treatments can be sought. Symptoms of SCI may include, loss of control of the bowels and bladder along with the loss of normal sexual functions.
Alyssa Lorie's story is hope for all the victims of birth traumas. A life can never be predicted before it is lived. Share this if you believe in the power of love.