The Miamisburg, Ohio, note immediately went viral
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.
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.
“[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.”