Tuesday, August 27, 2013
To the Author of the Anonymous Note Left on My Car Window
96% of disabilities are invisible. Just because the person doesn't use a mobility assistive device doesn't mean they're not disabled.
I have problems with my shoulders/arms/wrists/hands. If I use crutches, walker or a cane, that causes MORE problems with my upper extremities. I made the considered decision to NOT use a mobility assistive device in order to preserve my ability to use my hands. Thanks, but I'd rather be able to wipe my own butt at the end of the day, even if this makes walking somewhat more problematic.
The fact that I'm managing WITHOUT a cane means even more reason why I should not be criticized when I get out of a car parked in a handicap space.