Student With Cancer Shares Photos of Angry Messages Left on Car
On Friday, college student Lexi Baskin shared photos of her car covered in angry signs after she parked in an accessible parking spot at the University of Kentucky. Multiple notes were left on Baskin’s car accusing her of borrowing or purchasing a fake disability parking placard. What the poster of those notes didn’t know is that Baskin has cancer.
One of the notes taped on her car reads:
There are legit handicapped people who need this parking space. We have seen you and your friend come and go and there is nothing handicapped about either of you. Your tag must be borrowed or fake. We will make every effort to see you fined or towed for being such a selfish, terrible person.
Baskin shared the photos on social media to raise awareness and remind others that they shouldn’t be so quick to judge or condemn others. Baskin’s tag isn’t fake, she’s legally allowed to park there due to her cancer diagnosis and current course of radiation therapy.
In a Facebook post, Baskin wrote, “Just a gentle reminder that you have no idea what is going on in other people’s lives. Just because you can’t physically observe something does not mean that a person is not feeling it.”
Since sharing what happened to her, Baskin has received support from others on social media, many of whom shared similar experiences.
That tape is going to leave marks. I’m not a lawyer yet, but I’m pretty sure if you can find out who did it you can sue them.
— Abby Spice, ???? Mummy (@clapifyoulikeme) October 30, 2017
The Mighty reached out to Baskin for comment and has yet to hear back.
All photos courtesy of Facebook