By Giacomo Brunelli @GiacomoBrunelli

BORN with type III osteogenesis imperfecta - otherwise known as brittle bone disease - Haley Lapkin has broken around 200 bones in her lifetime

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Haley, who is just 2ft 10" tall, told Barcroft TV: “I have probably one of the most severe cases of brittle bone disease." 

In 2009, Haley met her wife Angie on an online dating site. 

“Angie actually was the one who reached out to me, that was unexpected because I’m usually the pursuer,” Haley continued.

The couple were in a long-distance relationship for about a year before they decided to meet.

Haley said: “Our first visit together, it just felt like a connection."

Soon after that, Angie moved in with Haley - and the couple now live together in Oregon, USA. 


“When Angie first moved in with me, I just couldn’t wait until she got here, I was nervous but mostly excited," Haley remembered. 

Eventually, Haley decided to take things one step further by proposing to Angie whilst in hospital. 

With 2,000 followers and counting, today, the couple run their very own YouTube vlog, 'Angie and Haley Present', where they talk about being in a queer interabled relationship.

“It’s to show other people in similar situations who don’t think that they’re worthy of love or that they’ll find love, that love is possible.” said Haley.

Angie added: “Love comes in all forms; our channel is a friendly place where people can come - the point of spreading awareness for us is just to enrich people’s lives a little bit more." 

Being an interabled couple, Haley has expressed her fears of one day losing Angie.

She said: “I worry, like, is she going to get sick of me one day? Is she going to leave?”

But for Angie, being in an interabled relationship has never been a concern.

“Being in an interabled relationship, I never thought about it when I first met Haley - I love her for her and she loves me for me,” said Angie.

Angie and Haley now look forward to their happily married future together.

“I would just tell other disabled queer women that yeah you might not feel desirable but if you know that you’re worth loving then that will show to others and that will attract somebody, I know it will because it worked for me,” Haley said. 

“Finding love is my favourite thing I’ve gotten to do in my life, it’s the best thing I’ve experienced."