A mom was coming out of the hospital with her child with a terminal illness when she found a very cruel note on her car’s windshield. The note “broke her” for the complete ignorance about something the writer knew nothing about.
Emma Doherty is a single mom that shared a photo of the note that was left for her after she parked her car in an accessible sport at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, when she was taking her son to a regular appointment. The note 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 says that she was more upset than angry at the stranger who left the note because of his complete ignorance on the matter.
“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.” – she wrote.
She told the heartbreaking story of her 3-year-old son Bobby, who has had over 15 operations so far, including 3 open hearts, 2 stomach, diaphragm and lung and many artery operations. He has spent more than half of his life on intensive care and has a spine, hip, and a massive heart condition.
“For your information not everyone who holds a blue badge needs to have a wheelchair!” she wrote.
Her story is such a powerful reminder that people have no idea what another person is going through, and assuming we know things can be a very cruel thing.
She goes on to tell that she does have a blue badge to park there and it even has Bobby’s photo on it. What the stranger did is such a cowardly thing to do, because they must have seen the badge and still decided to put the note on.
The single mom says that she had received stares and whispers before as they were walking from the spot to the hospital, and she thinks it was just a matter of time when someone would say something.
“I’ve sat through things nobody should see but why did your note break me? Because it’s your pure ignorance towards others,” – she adds.