Mother Responds To Note Left On Daughter’s Car After Parking In A Disabled Spot With Brilliant Facebook Post
Some people are quick to judge.
Whether they do it silently, or in this case, by leaving a note on a car, you never know what faces some people in their daily lives.
While some physical disabilities can be obvious, for others with hip, joint or muscle pain, excrutiating discomfort is part of daily life.
So when one mum in Ohio saw a note posted on her daughter’s car, which was legally parked in the disabled spot, she was angry.
Corinna Skorpenske was responding to a note left on daughter Harley’s car, which read:
“The original note read: "You should be ashamed!! When you take a handicap spot an actual disabled person suffers. You were NOT raised as you should have been."
In an open letter posted to her Facebook page, Corinna addresses the person who left the note to reveal her daughter has suffered for years from Lupus – which affects her joints, muscles and immune system:
The post in full reads:
"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 the best parent, but I know I did good with her!
Many people suffer with ghost diseases, which you can’t see but are just as bad as any physical disability. People die of depression, but we can’t see that.
It’s my wish to find you, not to tell you how bad a person you are but to give you the chance to meet My Girl. I think you would love her.
Please don’t judge a book by its cover."