A TEENAGER with a serious lung condition was appalled when she found a cruel note on her car telling her “you’re not disabled”.
Yasmin Swift was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension seven months ago.
The disease leaves the 19-year-old hairdresser struggling to do the simplest of tasks without becoming out of breath or exhausted.
It occurs spontaneously, has no known cause and has a life expectancy of up to 17 years with IV line medication therapy.
She has been forced to take six months off work as she learned to cope with her symptoms, Kent Live reports.
So she was heartbroken when she returned to her car from dinner in Tenderton, Kent, with a friend to find cruel note tucked under the windscreen wiper.
The note read: “You are parked illegally. You are not disabled I will inform the authorities accordingly.”
Yasmin took to Facebook to blast her anonymous critic saying: “On our way home, we crossed the road and I didn’t actually notice the letter until this morning as it was dark when I left and it was low down on the windscreen.
“Luckily it was still here this morning.
“I was angry and frustrated. To be honest it does make me laugh because I just think people are so arrogant to people with invisible illnesses.”
“If I could speak to you, the person that left the note, I would say, just please don’t judge.
“Just because I’m not in a wheelchair or have a visible ailment, it doesn’t mean I’m not entitled to use a disabled space.
“On the one hand I just wish I had been able to see you so I could speak to you. But on the other, actually I wouldn’t want to waste my breath on someone so judgemental.
“I understand that you could make that judgement, but its one of them things you might think but you wouldn’t actually go to the point of actually writing that on someone’s car.”
Since sharing her experience she says he has received tons of support.
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Yasmin added: “I just hope that the post makes people think before they jump to such damaging conclusions.
“Something like that it could seriously affect someone with an invisible illness.
“It’s lucky I am how I am and it just kind of brushes past me, but to some people that note could have had a big effect on them.”