pillow-on-chair.jpgIt was always the first thing Dan Powell wrote in e-mails to prospective dates — that he was in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the chest down. But for one perennially single woman, Dan offered a realm of possibilities unrealized before.

After their first meeting in a restaurant, they spent the next two weeks writing long e-mails and talking on the phone for hours at night. And through that dialogue a connection that hadn’t materialized during their first meeting began to appear. He made her laugh and think and reveal herself. She gave him sincerity and the kind of substance his previous dates seemed to lack…

(Continue reading in the Wash. Post)

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