SYDNEY - A Facebook post from a Sydney woman regarding a nasty note taped to her car windshield has gone viral in the days after it was first posted on November 9.
Justine Van Den Borne writes how she returned to her car in the parking lot of the Mitcham Shopping Centre with her daughter when she noticed someone had taped a note to her car windshield that read, “Did you forget your wheelchair???”
She writes that the note ruined her day and that, “A disability doesn’t always mean a person has to be wheelchair bound.” She also mentions how her main focus right now is being able to walk at her best friend’s wedding in September.
Her original post can be seen below.
To person that left this on my car last week at Mitcham Shopping Centre- I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 35. Not just MS but the worst one that never goes away and is slowly crippling my life. My kids have had to deal with things that kids shouldn't ever have to deal with and all of our futures are forever changed. On the day you saw me I was having a good day, I was walking with my daughter unaided having a nice day. Thank you for ruining that. You made me feel like people were looking at me, the exact way I feel when I can't walk properly. I am sick of people like yourself abusing me on my good days for using a facility I am entitled to. A disability doesn't always mean a person has to be wheelchair bound but lucky for you I one day will be. Right now my focus is to walk into my best friends wedding next September and not have to be pushed. I will be 42. Before you ruin another persons day remember you don't know everything and just because you can't see it it doesn't mean a person isn't struggling to put one foot in front of the other.Posted by Justine Van Den Borne on Tuesday, 10 November 2015