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Mother of terminally ill boy, 3, hits back at abusive note left on her car

The mother of a terminally ill little boy has hit back at the ‘cowards’ who left an abusive note on her car.

Emma Doherty had parked in a disabled bay when she took her three-year-old son Bobby to Alder Hey Children’s hospital, in Liverpool, on August 14.

But the 31-year-old was stunned when she returned to her vehicle and found a note on it calling her a ‘lazy conning bitch’.

The abisive not that was left. See Ross Parry story RPYNOTE - Mother of terminally ill 3yo hits out after finding abusive note on her car at Alder Hey Hospital - calling her a ?lazy conning b****? for parking in a disabled bay. An upset mother of a terminally ill little boy returned to her car in a disabled hospital car parking space to find an abusive note - calling her a "lazy conning b****". Emma Doherty, 31, had taken her three-year-old son Bobby to Alder Hey Children's hospital on August 14 when she returned to the car to find the abusive message. The disgusting note read: ?You lazy conning b****. "You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!? Little Bobby Baldwin was born with three holes in his heart and has undergone multiple serious heart operations. Bobby's condition means blood cannot pump round his body because he has no pulmonary arteries and he struggles to walk long distances. He has already had more than 15 operations in his short life. Shocked Emma, from Wigan, Lancs., said this was the first time this had ever happened to her before.

Emma Doherty was left the aggressive note on her car (Picture: Emma Doherty / SWNS.com)

The angry bystander had apparently seen Ms Doherty carry Bobby, who usually uses a wheelchair, into the hospital because she was running late.

‘You lazy conning bitch,’ the furious note read.

‘You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!’

Little Bobby Baldwin was born with three holes in his heart and has undergone multiple serious heart operations in his very short life.

Bobby Doherty, 3. See Ross Parry story RPYNOTE - Mother of terminally ill 3yo hits out after finding abusive note on her car at Alder Hey Hospital - calling her a ?lazy conning b****? for parking in a disabled bay. An upset mother of a terminally ill little boy returned to her car in a disabled hospital car parking space to find an abusive note - calling her a "lazy conning b****". Emma Doherty, 31, had taken her three-year-old son Bobby to Alder Hey Children's hospital on August 14 when she returned to the car to find the abusive message. The disgusting note read: ?You lazy conning b****. "You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!? Little Bobby Baldwin was born with three holes in his heart and has undergone multiple serious heart operations. Bobby's condition means blood cannot pump round his body because he has no pulmonary arteries and he struggles to walk long distances. He has already had more than 15 operations in his short life. Shocked Emma, from Wigan, Lancs., said this was the first time this had ever happened to her before.

Bobby Baldwin is terminally ill and usually uses a wheelchair (Picture: Emma Doherty / SWNS.com)

Bobby Doherty, 3 and mum Emma Doherty, 31. See Ross Parry story RPYNOTE - Mother of terminally ill 3yo hits out after finding abusive note on her car at Alder Hey Hospital - calling her a ?lazy conning b****? for parking in a disabled bay. An upset mother of a terminally ill little boy returned to her car in a disabled hospital car parking space to find an abusive note - calling her a "lazy conning b****". Emma Doherty, 31, had taken her three-year-old son Bobby to Alder Hey Children's hospital on August 14 when she returned to the car to find the abusive message. The disgusting note read: ?You lazy conning b****. "You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!? Little Bobby Baldwin was born with three holes in his heart and has undergone multiple serious heart operations. Bobby's condition means blood cannot pump round his body because he has no pulmonary arteries and he struggles to walk long distances. He has already had more than 15 operations in his short life. Shocked Emma, from Wigan, Lancs., said this was the first time this had ever happened to her before.

Ms Doherty was left devastated by the note (Picture: Emma Doherty / SWNS.com)

His condition means he has no pulmonary arteries so blood cannot pump round his body and he struggles to walk long distances.

‘We were visiting the hospital as usual. When we found the note, I couldn’t believe it,’ Ms Doherty, from Wigan, Lancashire, said.

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‘We have a blue badge in the car and it even has Bobby’s picture so they must have seen it.

‘It’s such a cowardly thing to do. They must have seen the badge and still decided to put the note on.

‘Not all disabilities are visible. Bobby’s disabled pass is not a con, he is seriously ill.’

The youngster has had more than 15 operations since he was a baby, including three open heart surgeries, two stomach, lung and diaphragm surgeries and artery stenting operations.

Bobby Doherty, 3. See Ross Parry story RPYNOTE - Mother of terminally ill 3yo hits out after finding abusive note on her car at Alder Hey Hospital - calling her a ?lazy conning b****? for parking in a disabled bay. An upset mother of a terminally ill little boy returned to her car in a disabled hospital car parking space to find an abusive note - calling her a "lazy conning b****". Emma Doherty, 31, had taken her three-year-old son Bobby to Alder Hey Children's hospital on August 14 when she returned to the car to find the abusive message. The disgusting note read: ?You lazy conning b****. "You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!? Little Bobby Baldwin was born with three holes in his heart and has undergone multiple serious heart operations. Bobby's condition means blood cannot pump round his body because he has no pulmonary arteries and he struggles to walk long distances. He has already had more than 15 operations in his short life. Shocked Emma, from Wigan, Lancs., said this was the first time this had ever happened to her before.

Bobby has already had 15 operations in his life (Picture: Emma Doherty / SWNS.com)

Bobby Doherty, 3. See Ross Parry story RPYNOTE - Mother of terminally ill 3yo hits out after finding abusive note on her car at Alder Hey Hospital - calling her a ?lazy conning b****? for parking in a disabled bay. An upset mother of a terminally ill little boy returned to her car in a disabled hospital car parking space to find an abusive note - calling her a "lazy conning b****". Emma Doherty, 31, had taken her three-year-old son Bobby to Alder Hey Children's hospital on August 14 when she returned to the car to find the abusive message. The disgusting note read: ?You lazy conning b****. "You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!? Little Bobby Baldwin was born with three holes in his heart and has undergone multiple serious heart operations. Bobby's condition means blood cannot pump round his body because he has no pulmonary arteries and he struggles to walk long distances. He has already had more than 15 operations in his short life. Shocked Emma, from Wigan, Lancs., said this was the first time this had ever happened to her before.

The three-year-old can walk but tires quickly (Picture: Emma Doherty / SWNS.com)

Ms Doherty, who takes her son to the hospital multiple times a week, said she often encounters staring as the pair leave the car but no one has ever left a note before.

‘Bobby can walk short distances but he can’t walk very far at all so I park closer,’ she said.

‘He would never be able to get round ASDA or anywhere large. People often look at us funny as we leave the car but this is the first time someone has actually left anything.

‘Everyone needs to stop and think before acting, I hardly ever let anything upset me but this did.’

Bobby Doherty, 3 and mum Emma Doherty, 31. See Ross Parry story RPYNOTE - Mother of terminally ill 3yo hits out after finding abusive note on her car at Alder Hey Hospital - calling her a ?lazy conning b****? for parking in a disabled bay. An upset mother of a terminally ill little boy returned to her car in a disabled hospital car parking space to find an abusive note - calling her a "lazy conning b****". Emma Doherty, 31, had taken her three-year-old son Bobby to Alder Hey Children's hospital on August 14 when she returned to the car to find the abusive message. The disgusting note read: ?You lazy conning b****. "You did not have a disabled person with you! These spaces are reserved for people who need them!? Little Bobby Baldwin was born with three holes in his heart and has undergone multiple serious heart operations. Bobby's condition means blood cannot pump round his body because he has no pulmonary arteries and he struggles to walk long distances. He has already had more than 15 operations in his short life. Shocked Emma, from Wigan, Lancs., said this was the first time this had ever happened to her before.

Ms Doherty has been stunned by the response she has got (Picture: Emma Doherty / SWNS.com)

Ms Doherty decided to share the aggressive note on social media to highlight the upset such actions can cause.

She has since become overwhelmed by the amount of responses it has triggered – many by people who have experienced the similar incidents.

‘My inbox is full of people who have told me they have been stared at or even spat at,’ Ms Doherty said.

‘This is a serious problem and I just want it to change. I am hoping by sharing what I went through people will start to think before acting.’



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