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Hey, Handicap’…Neighbor Leaves Horrible Note On Amputee’s Car

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Ashley Brady lost her leg in 2014. Although she’s learned to walk again with a prosthetic limb, even up three flights of stairs at her apartment complex, moving around on ice proved to be a challenge this winter.

Her apartment complex created a designated parking spot for her close to the building, so that she could avoid icy slips. Brady got her spot last Thursday, March 12. By Saturday, she found one of her neighbors was parking in it.

So, she wrote a note, which did not go unnoticed by the recipient. “I was stern and confident in what I was saying and just letting her know she doesn’t know what its like to walk around without your own leg,” Brady told Dayton’s ABC 22 News. “She in return had placed this really rude note under my windshield wiper.”

‘Hey, Handicap’: Neighbor Leaves Horrible Note On Amputee’s Car

Brady posted the note to Facebook, where it went viral. The letter reads:

“Hey handicap! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain’t the only one with ‘struggles.’ You want pity go to a one leg support group! You messed with the wrong one! I don’t care what your note said shove it, but you touch my car again I will file a report, I am not playing! I let the office know the cry baby one leg touches my property I will cause trouble so go cry your struggles to someone who cares cause I’m walking away with both mine! -[expletive].”

“I read it probably like 5 times over and over, because my brain just couldn’t even process the level of mean that it was,” Brady said.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the victimization of individuals who suffer from disabilities. In 2012, a video surfaced online of a man mocking a 10-year-old child using crutches for issues relating to cerebral palsy. That man was subsequently jailed for 29 days on two misdemeanors, one relating directly to the incident caught on camera, according to TIME.

Just last year, two Delaware teens were arrested after beating a 26-year-old man with a neurodevelopmental disorder. According to USA Today, the 13- and 14-year-old boys were charged with “offensive touching, assault on a vulnerable adult and third-degree conspiracy.” Again, there was a viral video attached to the perpetrators’ actions.

Jenna Brich

March 19, 2015

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