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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Respect accessibility

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 12:49 PM

To the couple blocking the accessible parking spots outside a local community fitness centre, who, after I honked at you to move, yelled to me that ”patience is a virtue”: The rest of our confrontation is a bit of a blur, but let me tell you, I am the example of patience. I needed the spot to pick up my daughters, one of whom is in a wheelchair. At seven year sales old, my beautiful little girl cannot walk unassisted, is non verbal, is profoundly intellectually delayed and has severe epilepsy. I work daily with my daughter in hopes she will one day walk, communicate using signs or pictures, feed herself and use the toilet independently. I hope she will outgrow her daily seizures.

I am patient because it may take years for any one of those things to happen, or perhaps they'll never happen at all.

I have been dealing with people parking in front of those accessible spots for years. I have complained in person and over the phone to management and offered solutions and although I was promised a solution was coming, I am still waiting.
So yes, I honked at you and your wife because I am tired of people being lazy and blocking parking meant for persons with disabilities and not for people who are too lazy to park in the regular spots and walk a few steps ( because they should appreciate the fact that they can).
—Tired and usually patient mother

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