A woman claims she was cruelly dumped ‘for being too disabled’ after suffering a stroke.
Emily Linka, from Liverpool, has Ehlers-Danlos, a functional neurological disorder, which causes chronic pain and affects the body’s connective tissue.
Last year the autism training consultant suffered a stroke and began using a wheelchair, the Liverpool Echo reports.
But the 32-year-old revealed how hard it is to imagine being in a relationship in her chair, after claiming her partner left her as a result of her disability .
Asking her Twitter followers for success stories of what love looks like while being disabled, Emily said: “Weird request but f*** it.
“If you’re disabled and in a happy, loving relationship, would you mind sharing a photo of you and your partner with me?
“Bonus points for wheelchair users and LGBT folk Brain is finding it SO hard to imagine being loved in my chair.”
In response, thousands of people got in touch with her from across the world after the tweet went viral.
One Twitter user said he had dated his partner for 24 years.
He said: “[We] love each other to bits and have done since we first met.
“Never found my wheelchair as a barrier to dating . If someone was put off then it’s their loss and a lucky escape for me. Go out there and mingle, have fun.”
Following the incredible reaction, she revealed details of her own heartbreak.
She said: “It’s made me so emotional. I’m having such a hard time coming to terms with using my wheelchair and last year I was broken up with for being too disabled (and that was before I use a chair at all).
“It’s so wonderful to be blessed with all these amazing stories of diverse love.”