This story might just make your blood boil.
Emma Doherty has a terminally ill son named Bobby and she has a disabled sticker for her car, as she should. Doherty parked in a disabled parking spot and returned to her car to find an anger-filled note.
The note on her car read,
“You lazy conning b-tch. You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!!!”
Doherty was rightfully outraged and took to Facebook to express her disbelief and to thoroughly explain her situation.
Here was her full response:
“To the person who put this on my car which I had put my disabled badge fully on show I’m not angry at your pure ignorance I’m actually upset with it. How dare you ever accuse anyone of not needing a disabled badge without knowing. I wish you had the balls to say this to my face and I would of told you (even tho I don’t need to explain myself to the likes of you) but id of happily said why I have a badge.
I promise to get the stigma away from people with disabled badges who don’t “look disabled” I hope this gets shared and back to you and you will see my son is terminally ill he’s had over 15 operations 3 open hearts, 2 stomach, lung and diaphragm and countless artery stenting operations and spent half his life on intensive care. He’s had 2 strokes and was paralysed, brain damaged and has a spine and hip condition aswell as a massive heart condition.
The reason I didn’t get his wheelchair out was because I was running late because my son who had a MRI scan CTSCAN and a dye for heart function yesterday only got discharged late and was back in this morning so carried him in. But for your information not everyone who holds a blue badge needs to have a wheelchair! I’ve told Alder hey security and broke down, I’ve sat through things nobody should see but why did your note break me?
Because it’s your pure ignorance towards others I’m a single mum trying my best to hold it together for my son who’s in and out if hospital. NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE VISABLE and I hope you regret doing this and learn your lesson! I knew something would be said one day as everyday I get looks and stares and see people whispering to eachother about me and bobby walking from the car.
Everyone needs to stop and think before acting I hardly ever let anything upset me but this did. How aggressive as well and as for conning my son’s disabled pass is not a con he’s actually seriously ill. I’ve added a picture of him to prove not everyone looks ill or disabled but can be seriously ill.
I’d like to point out this has nothing to do with the hospital itself they was lovely with me when I was upset and they treat us with every respect always have for 3 long years with them. They’ve saved my son’s life many times it’s just somebody who was parked on the carpark.”
Wow. I hope the person who left that hateful note saw that this story went viral and now feels like a total piece of garbage.
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