A young mum has been branded a “lazy conning b****” for parking in a disabled bay while her terminally-ill son received treatment in hospital.
After running late for an appointment, Emma Doherty carried her three-year-old son, Bobby, into the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in England, rather than using his wheelchair.
But upon returning to her car, the 31-year-old found a note that left feeling “broken”.
“You lazy conning b****. You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!” the note read.
The heartbroken Manchester mother took to Facebook to share her disbelief, explaining that Bobby was born with three holes in his heart and had undergone more than a dozen surgeries as a result.
“How dare you ever accuse anyone of not needing a disabled badge without knowing,” she wrote in a damning Facebook post.
“I hope this gets shared and back to you and you will see my son is terminally ill he’s had over 15 operations 3 open hearts, 2 stomach, lung and diaphragm and countless artery stenting operations and spent half his life on intensive care.
“He’s had 2 strokes and was paralysed, brain damaged and has a spine and hip condition as well as a massive heart condition.”
Ms Doherty said she has developed a thick skin after sitting through things no mother should have to see – but it was this note that finally broke her.
“Why did your note break me? Because it’s your pure ignorance towards others I’m a single mum trying my best to hold it together for my son who’s in and out if hospital,” she explained.
“NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE VISIBLE and I hope you regret doing this and learn your lesson!”
Hundreds of social media users threw their support behind Ms Doherty, with many ridiculing the “despicable” person who left the note.
“That person obviously has a very sad life to be so obnoxious,” one woman wrote.
“This is disgusting, what a vile person to do this, people are just so ignorant,” another said.