Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome
I agree that some really need these signs. I’m going to say this not to start a war but just hear me out bc I’m really on your side here.
If you can walk, you should not use these signs. If you are just fat, because you’re too lazy to get get up and do something to get rid of your weight… You don’t need one of these signs.
To me. Elderly, all military persons, and other disabled persons should get them
A lot of people use their “disability ” to just become lazy.
With that said. There too are a lot of people that really need these signs and should get top respect in my book.
Again if you have dyslexia should you get a sign? If your color blind? That’s just my point….