StoryCorps Chicago: “I Felt This Weird Attachment And Attraction To You” | WBEZ
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StoryCorps Chicago: “I Felt This Weird Attachment And Attraction To You”

Juan Ibarra Flores was heartbroken when his girlfriend of ten years broke up with him. 

While he was adjusting to being single again, he was also moving back to the United States from Mexico. Once here, he met Barbara Ortega through an online dating website. Barbara has mild cerebral palsy, which made her a little hesitant when she started meeting people online.

Last month they came to the Chicago StoryCorps booth for Valentine’s Day.

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.

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