A cancer survivor shared her moving story of how she came to embrace her prosthetic leg on reality dating show First Dates.
Sarah, 21, was on a date with Phil, who lost his mum to breast cancer when he was 17, when she talked about her experience of dating after having her leg amputated. “When I first went dating, I had my leg covered up so that the guys I went on dates with couldn’t see that I had my leg amputated,” Sarah said.
“Now, I’ve decided to get my leg out and uncover it, so they can see and it’s there and it’s out in the open,” she continued. Sarah and Phil’s date went really, really well, and they both confided in one another about coming to terms with their respective experiences.
Viewers took to Twitter to share how moved they were by the couple. “Properly weeping at Sarah and Phil,” wrote one person.
“You’re a beautiful girl. And I’ve got total admiration for you,” Phil said. Sarah says her date with Phil made her realise there are “different guys out there” who’ve been through different things, and have more to give.
Spoiler alert: at the end of the date, First Dates revealed that Sarah and Phil are “officially an item.”