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Q & A with Jacqueline Child ( with input from Alexa Child )
About the Founders , Jacqueline and Alexa Child
I am a 29 year old woman who is disabled due to chronic illness . I became sick at 14 and it was quite an adjustment ! Some of my diagnoses include gastroparesis , RA , lupus , and trigeminal neuralgia and I have endured over 40 surgeries . Through my experience with disability , I became interested in psychology , graduating with a BS and then receiving my Master ’ s in Family and Human Development .
Alexa is 33 and is a public interest attorney . She has always been a tenacious advocate and is a true ally to the disability community . Her passion for social justice and equity is remarkable .
We grew up in Telluride , CO and now we live together in Denver . We both love watching TV , spending time outside and exploring new places .
Tell us about the inspiration behind creating this dating app for people with disabilities ? What drove you to start this project ? How long has it been in existence ?
For years I had searched for a legitimate dating app for disabled and chronically ill people . My