MIAMISBURG, Ohio — An angry letter a handicapped woman received from her neighbor has gone viral.
According to WLS-TV, the incident started after 26-year-old Ashley Brady had trouble walking from her apartment to her car in the winter weather.
Brady lost her leg in an accident last year. She had to learn how to walk again and now uses a prosthetic leg.
She said getting up and down the three flights of stairs to her apartment was easy compared to walking in snow and ice.
“I struggled a lot across the snow and ice in the parking lot trying to learn how to balance and walk,” Brady said. “I fell multiple times all of which my neighbors have seen.”
Brady spoke with the management at her apartment complex to see what could be done.
“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 explained.
Brady said she became upset when she did not see a placard on the car. So, she decided to leave the driver a note.
“I was stern and confident in what I was saying and just letting her know she doesn’t know what it’s like to walk around without your own leg. She in return had placed this really rude note under my windshield wiper.”
The letter 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).”
Brady showed the note to her sister Kaitlyn, who was furious.
“If this person really knew her they would never talk to her that way because she’s so sweet and would never talk to them that way,” explained Kaitlyn.
She posted the letter on her Facebook page and the picture was shared 1,000 times in two days.
“I got a lot of feedback online from a lot of other amputees who have been in similar situations,” said Brady. “You’re not just going to get what you want by bullying. She told me to cry to someone who cares, so I went to the internet and it turns out a lot of people care.”
The management of the apartment complex has not decided how to handle the incident.