You guys, Ali Stroker is wonderful.
My favorite thing about Dani is her fearlessness to be aware of all parts of me and this relationship. She’s so aware, and so connected. I’m never afraid to tell her how I’m actually feeling. What’s wild is we’re so connected now she can feel how I’m feeling about something.
Was there any hesitation on Dani’s part to get involved with you because of your wheelchair?
No, I never think that that was ever an issue. I think it was almost the opposite. We had this conversation in the first few days that we met, we were at the callbacks and I needed help getting in and out of the car. She was helping me, and she looked me in the eye and said, “you really deserve to be with someone who really loves to do this. Just so you know. I really love to help you.” It blew my mind that she picked up on that so quickly and said that. I was like, “how did you know that I’m sensitive about that and how do you know that is something I’ve always wanted.” That’s what I mean about her being so aware and so fearless. What’s cool is she always wanted to be able to pick someone up and whisk them away, play that prince role. And we’ve created that, literally! She’s got to pick me up!