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Age no barrier
10:05am Saturday 3rd March 2012 in Letters
AS THE parents of a disabled child, we sometimes need to use disabled parking spaces.
When your child needs oxygen, is fed hourly through a tube in their stomach and requires an IV infusion 24 hours a day through another line directly into their heart, a certain amount of medical equipment comes as standard.
So being able to park in a disabled bay really is a necessity. He receives the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance and has, due to his urgent need of a transplant, severe mobility issues.
We would appreciate it if we could be allowed to park without being harassed, intimidated and questioned by people who clearly think they have more of a right to use disabled parking spaces just because they are of a certain age.
We have a blue badge with our son’s photo on it that should be enough of a justification to use a disabled bay. With this in mind, people should put more effort into engaging their brains rather than making passing judgments on people they know nothing about.
Tracey Oliver, Clifton, York.