Have you read the buzz on the internet about the message placed on the vehicle that parked in a Disable Parking spot? The note was from a judgmental person who assumed that the person who used the spot had no right to do so.
If you missed it, here’s a recap.
The anonymous note reads: “You should be ashamed!! When you take a handicap spot an actual disabled person suffers. You were not raised as you should have been.”
The person left their judgment on a note placed on the patient’s vehicle.
There are a number things we could call this person including but not limited to “insensitive”, “arrogant”, and some with only 4 letters.
Here comes mother to the rescue. Just like a momma bear protects its cub, this patient’s mother did her best to protect her child.
To The Person Who left This on My Daughters Car,
Wishing so much for you to have stopped and talked to this amazing person before leaving this. If you had, you would have known that my daughter has a disease.
Since she was 16 years old, she has been suffering from LUPUS. Basically, her immune system thinks her body inside and out is something bad and attacks it.
It started with her joints swelling and the pain being so bad she could hardly walk. But she continued going to school and keeping up with her community service.
Her Junior year in high school, her illness decided it would hold on to joint attack, and add hair loss and a huge facial rash. But she continued going to school and went to prom wearing a wig.
Her Senior year, she suffered debilitating muscle pain which made it difficult to get out of bed. But she continued studying, got some scholarships for college, dressed in her cheerleader uniform (which she could no longer do) to cheer on her classmates.
In her freshman year in college (at OSU), she started with a chemo like drug, on top of other meds, that constantly made her sick to her stomach, weak and lost lots of weight. She carried on volunteering at a disabilities camp for children with her same illness.
Sophomore year at OSU, we thought she was in remission. But it was not to be; she developed hearing loss because her immune system thought that too was bad. So she started taking Sign Language classes because she knew how it felt to not hear a conversation and did not want to leave anyone out.
Junior year at OSU was really bad. Her lung collapsed three times. She lived in the hospital for a month, having numerous chest tubes put in and taken out. She had to drop the semester of studies. But she said ” I will be back” and she did come back but not at 100%.
She struggles every day with permanent damage she has had to one side of her body and with hearing loss, but baby she keeps going!
I may not be a perfect parent, but I know I did good with her!
Many people suffer with these “GHOST” diseases, which you can’t see but are just as bad as a physical disability. People die of depression, but we can’t see that.
It is my wish to find you. Not to tell you how wrong you were in leaving that note and how you might have turned my daughter’s day bad. But to give you the opportunity to meet My Girl. I think you would love her.
Please Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover!
Everyone please Share this to find this person. But also to raise awareness about GHOST Diseases!
If you have a disability placard or license plate, use the disability parking and you’ve never been put in the same place as this lupus patient, consider yourself lucky. If you have been put there, how did you handle it?
From the life and mind of lupus patient Wanda M. Argersinger
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