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VIDEO: Ken Questions: The Chronically Ill & Disabled Parking

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Those with chronic illnesses have enough to deal with without being harassed for using parking spaces that they are legally entitled to use. Unfortunately, this harsh treatment of some of the sickest of our citizens shows no sign of stopping any time soon.

In this video, Ken McKim discusses the harassment people with invisible diseases often suffer for using disabled parking spaces – even when they have a legal permit to do so.

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7 thoughts on “VIDEO: Ken Questions: The Chronically Ill & Disabled Parking”

  1. AyeRose89 says:

    I am 45 y/o, but blessed to look much younger. 4 years ago I was diagnosed with RA and Fibromyalgia. I live in Washington State and I have a permit to park. Rarely do I use it, unless I am very tired or just having a bad day. I was approached one evening by a man that was definitely 2 times my size. It was very intimidating. I was lucky I was at a store where the employees know me..bless the cart retriever for coming to my rescue.

  2. cfw61 says:

    I just want to say that you just made my day with your video, every time I park I expect someone to say something and I always feel so nervous and anxious to get out of my car. It has never happened to me but I know that I do not appear handicapped to the average person passing by and all it will take is some hot tempered big mouth to come along and I know it, so I am constantly wondering if today is the day. Going places and doing things takes major planning for me, and without those spaces there are times I couldn’t do things on my own. People have no way of knowing these things, so like you said they need to just tend to their own business and leave other people alone. Thank you for caring enough to make the video.

    1. KenDPP says:

      I’m glad you liked the video. Thanks for taking the time to watch it. 🙂

  3. StillJane says:

    First, thank you! It just felt so good to be supported! ( I may need to get out more on the internet!). I have Coronary Artery Disease and suffered a heart attack after walking 90 feet – on my way into a hospital from the parking lot! I also have severe Osteoarthritis, and have undergone bilateral knee replacements as a result. But right now, my everyday pain is caused by Fibromyalgia. I try to go to a gym to strengthen my core, and as a way of fighting pain as I am not on any meds for the osteoarthritis or the Fibro. On my way home from the gym, when I am able to make it, I sometimes stop at a grocery store to purchase fresh veggies, bottled water, etc. after having been confronted by someone who actually saw me park (with my Handicap permit IN a handicap space), followed me in the store and walked out to the parking lot to confront me – oh, I had on gym clothes, by the way, I feel fearful of another confrontation. I didn’t handle that first one well; I just wasn’t up to it. I have a slight limp from an ankle/foot injury, and I started feigning the limp a bit more to avoid hassles, but I was upset and annoyed with myself for doing so. After watching your video on this topic, I have reclaimed my right to take care of myself and to own my right to use my handicap permit with gratitude. I don’t know why I gave that unknowing – and perhaps uncaring individual – so much power! I needed your pep talk! Thank you and God bless you!

    1. KenDPP says:

      You are so welcome! I’m happy to help, and glad that my video could help inspire you to take back your power from those who would try to steal it from you with their negativity.

    2. critter1983 says:

      I agree that they need to change the Disable Sign. Not everyone uses a wheel chair. Unfortunately their are those who abuse the parking space, when using someone else’s car. It is time to change the sign. Thank you for your support. Blessings to you. vn, GA

    3. sandyzdogz says:

      How can have this with me if I ever need it? I often look great when I first get out of the car, but by the time I’m back I’m usually worn out and can’t always get the groceries out when I get home. I live alone and when I was doing worse it was often 3 days before I could find the energy to unload my car of the then rotten groceries. I started using the disabled motorized scooters available and oh what a help !!! I now live where there are no motorized carts, so I have to be very careful. I tried to rate this and the rating went through too soon. It should be 5 stars, not 2.

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