March 16, 1998
Six days out of the week a dusty blue station wagon winds its way up the driveway to the Oral Roberts University campus and another college day begins for Michael and Lisa Porter. As they make their way to class, Lisa smiles a greeting from behind Michael’s wheelchair as they join other students in the rush to morning classes.
Like many commuters, the Porters enjoy getting to know other students and participating in university events. But Michael and Lisa are a step beyond the average commuter. Their many contrasts set them apart.
Michael is 32. Lisa is 21. He is confined to a wheelchair; she takes an aerobic class at a gym. Since their relationship began in 1997, it has been these striking differences which have drawn Michael and Lisa together. Continue reading