Bill Beall and Gail Ableman, who each have Friedreich's ataxia, live independently thanks to 'the kind of love that can overcome challenges'
posted on October 1, 2011 - 2:39pm
Sharing a life together in Spokane, Wash., Bill Beall Jr. and Gail Ableman — who each use power wheelchairs due to Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) — spend much of their time working out to maintain their independence.
MDA’s Quest magazine and a love of exercise brought them together — and their love of each other makes possible their continued independence.
Dating. It’s a touchy subject — especially for people with disabilities. Which isn’t to say it should be avoided. Approached cautiously, with a strong sense of self-identity — yes. But never avoided. That way leads to living alone with 40 cats, all named Muffin. So, what can you do? Dating is a lot like playing poker. But instead of asking poker champ Phil Gordon for advice, here are some...