I’m A Disabled Model – How Will My Date React? | DATING DIFFERENT


SUBSCRIBE to Truly: http://bit.ly/Oc61Hj UP until the age of 12, Rafi was an energetic boy who made it his life’s mission to terrorise his three older sisters. But when he was 12, Rafi suffered a terrible stroke and haemorrhage that forced him to relearn how to walk and talk. His body was forced into locked-in syndrome. Rafi's family would initially communicate with him just by blinking eyes at one another. But over time, Rafi has re-learnt how to walk and talk – though the stroke, which was caused by an Arteriovenous malformation (AVM), has left him with long term speech issues and also some memory loss. With an incredibly positive attitude, Rafi hasn't let anything stop him and he started modelling as a teenager and also took up competitive racerunning – where competitors use a frame to race. He has no problem attracting women on Tinder but getting beyond a first date has proved more difficult. On his profile he describes himself as a 'para athlete' and uses the emoji of a walking frame to indicate he has a form of disability… How will things go with his blind date today? Follow Rafi here:
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Charisse Van Horn is an artist, poet, and freelance writer.