Sharing the trial and error learned lessons of a MS spouse caregiver / carer about family, home care, and transition to the care facility era from 23 years of living with Multiple Sclerosis as a family ... a ‘warts and all’ picture of living with MS.
we just arrive, lower the ramp, roll out Patti in her wheelchair and off we go. However Labor Day
morning while waiting for showers to break we observed what I can only describe
as the accessible parking lot paralympics.
Patti with her visual impairment noticed and would ask what was that? Or there
goes another one?
thirty minutes, a handful or so of cars pulled in and parked with accessible
parking placards. Out of each car popped at least one person who sprinted
through the rain directly past our van and into an unnamed minor league
certainly were not blind, nor were they unable to walk 200 ft, nor did they
display any portable oxygen, nor require the use of a wheelchair or assistive
device … or the more visible reasons for a PennDot accessible parking placard.
one of two conclusions …
skeptics - able bodied people would misuse someone's accessible
parking placard for a parking pass on a rainy day.
optimists - a minor league ball park employs many people wearing sprinting prosthetics
to work under their clothing. by Patrick Leer