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Read the Nasty Note a Neighbor Left an Amputee About a Handicapped Spot

Mar 18, 2015

A cruel note calling an Ohio amputee a "cry baby one leg" has gone viral following a struggle between neighbors over an apartment building's designated handicapped spot.

Ashley Brady, 26, lost her leg in a 2014 accident. She learned how to walk again, but Brady struggled to make it across the complex's parking lot without slipping and falling on icy patches.

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But her struggles didn't end after her building gave her a handicapped parking spot.

"I finally get my handicapped parking spot last Thursday (March 12, 2015) and then I come home on Saturday and they're parking in my parking spot," she told an ABC affiliate, referencing a neighbor who did not have a handicap. So Brady decided to leave a "stern" note explaining her situation and "what it's like to walk around without your own leg."

The shocking letter Brady reportedly received as a response to justify her actions reads:

Hey handicap! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain't the only one with "struggles." You want pity go to a one leg support group! You messed with the wrong one! I don't care what your note said shove it, but you touch my car again I will file a report, I am not playing! I let the office know the cry baby one leg touches my property I will cause trouble so go cry your struggles to someone who cares cause I'm walking away with both mine! -[Expletive]

After Brady's sister shared the letter on Facebook in an attempt to shine a light on the nuanced struggles many handicapped people face on a daily basis, it went viral and she received sympathetic feedback right away.

Ashley wrote--I lost my leg over the summer and am just trying to adjust to my new life. I requested to have a handicap...

Posted by Amputee Coalition of America on Monday, March 16, 2015

"[My neighbor] told me to cry to someone who cares," Brady says, "So I went to the internet and it turns out a lot of people care."

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