A quadriplegic man in Michigan was shocked to discover an angry note on his BMW parked in a handicapped spot, from an anonymous person who doubted he had a wheelchair.
Matt Milstead, 36, an employee with the U.S. Social Security Administration, parked at the David D. Hunting YMCA in Grand Rapids while he played wheelchair rugby on Oct. 9 and discovered the handwritten note when he returned.
"I'd love to see your wheelchair! I'm guessing male 25-35 years professional who thinks he's got the world by the ass. But I could be wrong," the note says.
His wife, Leslie Milstead, was angry and posted the note on Facebook along with an open letter to the note's author.
"You were so close on the age, he's actually 36, and he is a professional with a full-time job. He is also a quadriplegic, which for him means that he can no longer move his legs or his fingers in either hand. He has no grip," she wrote.
"So, if you are willing to give him your functioning hands and legs for the rest of your life in exchange for his six-year-old BMW and handicapped parking pass, I'm sure he'd make that trade."
"Why are you so confident that a handicapped person couldn't be a hard worker who is successful and owns a nice vehicle?"
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