Mother, daughter with cerebral palsy find nasty note on windshield for parking in handicap space

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Arizona Woman Receives Nasty Letter after Parking Car in Handicap Spot While Shopping With Daughter Who Has Cerebral Palsy

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An Arizona mother and her 12-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy returned to their car from shopping to find a note on the windshield critical of the use of a handicap space.

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Stephanie Cook found the small note on her windshield after shopping with her daughter, Lucy, Monday at Walmart, KPNX reported.

The note read: “You are extremely lucky I'm not an (expletive) who would key your car for parking in handicap. Shame on you-you very selfish, lazy person! Walk the 2 extra steps.”

Cook was shocked.

"I may not look handicap...because I'm not," she wrote in a neighborhood group on Facebook, KPNX reported. "My 12-year-old, Lucy has cerebral palsy and it was all she could manage to walk from our very close parking spot to the entrance where I hoisted her 85 pound body into a cart for the rest of our shopping trip. I wish this person could see how much physical exertion it takes both me and Lucy to do the things that the author likely does effortlessly with her own family. She probably would have offered to help instead of leaving a mean note. I know the intentions were good, but let's just remember that we have no idea what other people are going through; and if we really knew, we would all likely be a lot kinder to one another."

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