We are Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. and we exist for two reasons.

First, we strive to make the world a happier place by teaching children across the country methods for overcoming adversity. We provide schools with tools and presentations that increase kindness, empathy, and positivity by showing kids that we are all different and we all have challenges that are best solved by working together! 

At the same time, we work to improve the quality of life for people living with muscular dystrophy by providing free adaptive and medical equipment to people in need! We aim to give devices and technology that helps our clients live healthier, more comfortable, and more productive lives.

Shane and Sarah, cofounders, are pictured together in a park

Our History

In 2011, a kid named Shane Burcaw from Bethlehem, PA started a humorous blog to tell his life story of living with a disease that made his muscles waste away as he grew older. 

The blog blew up, achieving HALF A MILLION followers (a number that still grows to this day). Shane realized how badly people needed humor in their lives, so he set out with his cousin Sarah (top picture) to create a company that could help people laugh more and help others living with the same disease. 

Since the founding of Laughing At My Nightmare, Shane has gone on to start a viral YouTube channel with his wife (bottom picture), Hannah (Aylward) Burcaw. The channel is called Squirmy and Grubs. Shane's disability plays a huge role in their relationship, but not in the way that most people expect. Watch them navigate their life together and laugh with them along the way!

Cousins, Shane Burcaw and Sarah Yunusov
Shane and his wife, Hannah, are pictured together