I don’t know what’s worse; people who abuse disabled parking spots, or people who assume that everyone in a disabled spot is abusing it.
Apparently to some if you don’t look “disabled enough,” you’re not really disabled. They must think the State is blind when they’re approving applications for disabled parking permits.
The website Corruption Exposed reported on one such attempt at “shaming” a disabled driver – and she responded:
Justine Van Den Borne recently fought back when she received a note on the windshield of her car asking, “Did you forget your wheelchair?” According to her Facebook post below, she parked in a disabled person spot when a bystander allegedly saw her walking without any issue and took offense. In fact, Justine was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 35, and says that the disease is “slowly crippling my life.”
While she didn’t need a wheelchair that day, her post is a reminder to not rush to judgment without knowing the full story. “A disability doesn’t always mean a person has to be wheelchair bound,” says Justine in her post, “but lucky for you I one day will be.” The National MS Society reports that roughly 2.3 million people live with the disease worldwide.
Let’s hope whoever wrote that note see’s this message – share this post on Facebook and Twitter to get the word out!