Handicapped parking spots have become a subject of debate time and again. Here’s a video of a double-amputee who turned to share her experience with the “handicap police.”
Jessica Long, a 28-year old Paralympic swimmer, was parking in a handicapped spot, just like any other day. A woman drove close to her and began with a disgusted look. And it wasn’t long before Jessica had to defend herself.
Jessica was born with a condition called fibular hemimelia. Her fibular bones and few other bones were missing. At the age of 18, her adoptive family had her legs amputated to fit prosthetic legs.
In a TikTok post about the incident, Jessica begins with a sigh,
“So, it just happened again. I was parking my car. This woman just has the nerve to look me up and down, disgusted that I parked in the handicapped spot.” It’s not easy adds, Long. I’ve had people yell at me, leave notes on my windshield, knock on my car window.
It is nice to know that people are looking out for one another, especially the disabled groups. But they could be a little nicer. Although Jessica is an athletic individual, it doesn’t change the fact that she has no legs, and the spot is designed for people like her.
Kindly share this struggle story with your loved ones.