Mum finds nasty note on car after taking disabled son to Disney World

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A mother received a nasty note on her windshield, after she parked at Walt Disney World to accommodate for her son who uses a wheelchair.

Tricia Proefrock and her son Mason went to the amusement park in Orlando, Florida last week, however, she couldn't find a parking spot with ramp access.

She was left with no other option than to take up two parking spaces.

"When the side of the lot with ramp accesses are full, the only remaining spots have no ramp access," the mother told FOX 35.

"Every single time out of dozens of trips, the cast members instruct me to take two spots, by parking directly on the white line. This gives me room to wheel my son out of the vehicle."

A mother struggled to find accessible parking at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Source: AP
A mother struggled to find accessible parking at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Source: AP

FOX 35 reported Mason has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which is a form of epilepsy and can affect someone's ability to walk, talk and see correctly, so he uses a wheelchair.

After the two were done at the park, Ms Proefrock came back to find a malicious note left on her car, which in big letters said it was a "parking violation", but it wasn't.

The note goes on to say it is not a ticket, but if the person leaving it on Ms Proefrock's car had their way, she would receive two.

"Because of your bull-headed, inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, you have taken enough room for a 20 mule team, 2 elephants, 1 goat, and a safari of pygmies from the African interior," the note says.

"The reason for giving you this is so that in the future you may think of someone else other than yourself.

"Besides I don't like domineering, egotistical or simple-minded drivers and you probably fit into one of these categories."

A note on the mother's car when she took up two spots to accomodate her son in a wheelchair. Source: Tricia Proefrock via FOX 35
Someone left a nasty note on the mother's car when she took up two spots to accomodate her son in a wheelchair. Source: Tricia Proefrock via FOX 35

The note also hopes her transmission fails and that she is infested with fleas. 

Ms Proefrock clarified on social media she had a placard on her car, and she was still in the designated handicapped parking section.

She hoped her story would inspire people to not jump to conclusions.

"If you see a car taking two spots, maybe instead of wishing us a broken transmission, you can try to think about WHY a wheelchair accessible van in a medical parking section might need two spots," she said according to FOX 35.

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