Alvin Seah, 43 years old, diagnosed in 2010 with Becker/Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy (inconclusive) met his wife Josephine Nguyen (32 years old) in 2013 through a mutual friend and started communicating online. As they got to know each other more over multiple chats and visits throughout the year, their friendship eventually blossomed into love.
Due to their willingness to be open and vulnerable with each other, Alvin was able to share his condition with his wife from the very start when they were introduced to each other. They never thought that his condition was an issue and worked hard together to grow this relationship. Soon after, Alvin and Josephine committed to each other and had 2 beautiful children together.
This relationship got stronger day by day even when Alvin’s condition evolved; thankfully this did not involve any drastic changes except when he decided to use the wheelchair to improve his independence and quality of life back in 2016.
Their simple and practical outlook on life allowed them to appreciate each other and live an uncomplicated life, focusing much of their energy on growing a loving family together.