Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
A handicap not always visible
TO THE EDITORS:
In response to "Handicapped ... but not looking the part" (Gail Jenks, March 25):
Don't judge a book by it's cover. Women wear slacks, men wear trousers. You have no clue as to what is underneath those clothes.
You can't see the visible scars from the surgeries to put in metal rods and pins in broken femurs, fingers, collar bones, hips, vertebrae, wrists or ankles.
Months of a hospital stay and several years of physical therapy made me walk like a normal person, but I am unable to run and I am unable to shop by myself. I am not supposed to carry anything over 10 pounds.
Please don't use a handicapped space if you truly do not need one and don't use a placard belonging to someone else.