Today on abc7 there was a story about a couple with cerebral palsy who regularly went to a food court to do the wife’s work of book review using her I-pad, today some scumbags decided the couple were ripe for the picking and grabbed the iPad and ran?
Who robs the disabled you ask? A lot of people, well scumbags maybe not people.
The first case that comes to mind is the Famous wheelchair extreme sports man Aaron Wheelz fotheringham, wheelz went to test drive a new car, he climbed out of his wheelchair up into the suv and left his chair on the curb. When he came back from the test drive his beloved chair “slammy” had been stolen.
Since my disabilities deteriated to the point where I was fulltime in a wheelchair, I also have been victimized
I have been followed from a pharmacy and tipped and robbed by a group,
I have been followed down a subway platform and robbed,
I have had my backpack ripped off my back
I have been attacked in my chair and punched till I fell out of my chair.
Every day on my blog I receive e-mails from people attacked who want to know how to be safe, I want to tell them it’s a one of a kind thing but it’s not.
I’m sorry folks in every crowd on every train, in every bus, in every shopping mall and on every street corner there are monsters. Not the under the bed kind that daddy makes go away, I’m talking about the lowlife who thinks the world owes him a living. He or she is not from one race or religion, They’re not always in a gang but one thing they have in common is the total lack of morals and ethics and that readers never has anything to do with ethnicity or nationality and knows no boundaries or borders.
When I speak to authorities most are sympathetic but there are a lot of the opinion
“You’re asking for it, you shouldn’t be out without a nurse or a family member”
The above opinion belongs back in the dark ages, because as the average wheelie proves every day, we can do anything any able bodied upright person can do and we usually do it better and cooler,
2/ find a sanctuary? What is sanctuary it’s the coffee shop where they know you it’s the restaurant that loves your service dog and respects your space when your chair is in the restaurant and treats you no different.
3/ Always have a person expecting you to be somewhere, if you don’t get there they call you if they can’t get you they know what route you took because you always take that route.
4/ make your vehicle safe, that doesn’t mean weapons it means a gps on your vehicle so your loved ones know where to find you when you don’t call, make sure you keep the engine healthy so if you need to plant the foot you can get the hell out of there.
5/ If someone is blocking you’re way ,blocking your car, now this is important and this will get me in trouble but it’s true,
IF YOU KNOW YOUR ENGINE IS FINE SO YOUR CAR ACCELERATES AT A TOUCH, IF THEY WON’T MOVE REMEMBER THE OLD SAYING
“ITS BETTER TO APOLOGIZE THAN ASK PERMISSION”
PLANT THE FOOT IF THEY MEAN YOU HARM, THEY’LL JUMP IF THEY DON’T THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THERE.
REMEMBER IF YOU’RE IN A CHAIR YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH HELL ALREADY YOU CAN FACE ANYTHING AND SURVIVE.
Just because we have wheels under our asses doesn’t mean we are less than,we should accept less than, or we should allow ourselves to be considered less than.
We are amazing individuals who have survived hell and will only accept an amazing future because we damn well deserve it so
OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY