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Mom Posts Open Letter To Judgmental Jerk Who Questioned Her Disability

Justine Ven Den Borne came back to her car after a day of shopping with her daughter to see this note.1

There’s no argument that people who hog disabled spots without being disabled themselves are douche supremes. However there’s one problem with this forthright hero’s call-out: Justine is disabled.

Justine suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, a disease she says that is “slowly crippling her life.”


After seeing the anonymous note from Judgey McJudgerson, Justine wrote a note of her own on FB, which promptly blew up.


In the letter she says that just because she isn’t visibly disabled, doesn’t mean she is and people shouldn’t judge, although they still do. See it below:

To person that left this on my car last week at Mitcham Shopping Centre- I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 35. Not just MS but the worst one that never goes away and is slowly crippling my life. My kids have had to deal with things that kids shouldn’t ever have to deal with and all of our futures are forever changed. On the day you saw me I was having a good day, I was walking with my daughter unaided having a nice day. Thank you for ruining that. You made me feel like people were looking at me, the exact way I feel when I can’t walk properly. I am sick of people like yourself abusing me on my good days for using a facility I am entitled to. A disability doesn’t always mean a person has to be wheelchair bound but lucky for you I one day will be. Right now my focus is to walk into my best friends wedding next September and not have to be pushed. I will be 42. Before you ruin another persons day remember you don’t know everything and just because you can’t see it it doesn’t mean a person isn’t struggling to put one foot in front of the other.

So if someone has a disabled sticker or pass on their car, it’s best to give them the benefit of the doubt and not ruin their day by calling into question the validity of the disease that makes life difficult enough for them as is.