(DISCLAIMER: This is in NO WAY putting down those of us who do have to use a wheelchair. It is a struggle that Is beyond difficult and I'm praying for all of you who have to experience that struggle daily💛) _____________________________________________
There's a stigma that comes with having a disability person parking placard. Unfortunately that stigma is that if you aren't in a wheelchair then you don't need one of these placards. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. When my specialists issued me a placard(BTW You have to have a doctor prescribe you a one to get one. Therefore, anybody that has a placard has a justified reason to use one.) my first couple thoughts were, "Thank you GOD, this is going to save lots of my energy"... and, "I'm going to get judged hardcore". I've seen countless videos and heard stories of people being bashed and harassed(thankfully this hasn't happened to me personally) for using these placards while looking "normal and healthy". Let me just say, "THANK YOU for trying to defend the disabled, BUT you just might be doing more harm then good by judging and putting people down who use these placards who seem "healthy and normal". Most, if not all, people with a disability placard would GLADLY give up their illness and placard for no illnesses and no placard! PLEASE Think twice the next time you glare or speak up against those "normal healthy" looking people who have and use these placards. This is SO important! ☀️Also, if you don't have a disability person parking placard DON'T PARK IN A HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOT. ☀️ ___________________________________________
Please feel free to share your (good or bad) stories(in the comments below) about your disability parking placard. This is something that needs more awareneess.
Thank you to @moore_787_kaylen for helping me with this post💛💛