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Woman with extreme form of asthma finds rude note on her car for parking in disabled bay

A woman with a form of asthma so severe it could be triggered by laughing returned to her car to find a note calling her a ‘selfish c**t’ for parking in a disabled bay.

Fiona Scullard, 36, qualifies for a blue badge and carries a card that details recent episodes including one where she collapsed on the hard shoulder of a motorway but was so unwell she couldn’t call 999.

In just 12 months she was admitted to A&E six times and most visits to casualty require treatment in intensive care.

TAKEN WITHOUT PERMISSIONA vile note left on a woman's windscreen has branded her a 'selfish c**t' for parking in a disabled bay - despite having a vital blue badge and a life-debilitating illness.Fiona Scullard, 36, received the note, scrawled crudely in pencil, yesterday (August 13) at a Sainsbury's car park in Dawlish.

The note that was left on Fiona’s car – she believes it was written by a man in a wheelchair who scowled at her (Picture: Fiona Scullard)

TAKEN WITHOUT PERMISSION A vile note left on a woman's windscreen has branded her a 'selfish c**t' for parking in a disabled bay - despite having a vital blue badge and a life-debilitating illness. Fiona Scullard, 36, received the note, scrawled crudely in pencil, yesterday (August 13) at a Sainsbury's car park in Dawlish.

Fiona’s asthma is so bad that she can end up in A&E just from laughing or coughing (Picture: Fiona Scullard)

So she was left angry when she returned to her car, where she keeps life-saving medicine, at Sainsbury’s in Dawlish, Devon, to find the note.

It said: ‘You are not disabled. Park elsewhere and leave these spaces for those that are you SELFISH C**T. I’ve noted your reg and told Sainsbury’s.’

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Fiona believes she knows the person who left the note because a man in a wheelchair scowled at her as he went past.

She said: ‘I was in Sainsbury’s for 15 to 20 minutes and that’s what greeted me when I came back to my car.

‘It has really got to me. It is not right that non-visible disabilities are discriminated against.

TAKEN WITHOUT PERMISSIONA vile note left on a woman's windscreen has branded her a 'selfish c**t' for parking in a disabled bay - despite having a vital blue badge and a life-debilitating illness.Fiona Scullard, 36, received the note, scrawled crudely in pencil, yesterday (August 13) at a Sainsbury's car park in Dawlish.

She wants other people to know that not all disabilities are visible (Picture: Fiona Scullard)

‘To be called that word is just awful. I need a disabled bay because if I laugh the wrong way, or if there is a lot of dust, it can affect my breathing and I may have an attack.

‘I need to be close to the entrance, my emergency equipment is in the car and I wouldn’t find it possible to get to the car if I was having an attack and it was not nearby.’

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She said that she has previously received ‘glares’ from people who don’t think she’s disabled, but this is the first time she’s actually found a note left on her car.

In just 12 months she has been to A&E six times and most times that she has ended up in casualty she has been taken to RESUS.

She said: ‘Let me tell you something – I may not look disabled and I may be able to walk.. But see that blue badge there? That’s mine.. Yes! I AM DISABLED and I’m entitled to park in disabled spaces just as much as anyone with a wheelchair.

‘I have a life debilitating illness such as brittle asthma, I cannot walk very far without needing my inhaler, sometimes a nebulizer to save my life. This is why I have a blue badge, I don’t take the piss and I’m certainly NOT A SELFISH C**T’



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She added: ‘Not all disabilities are seen! Remember that!’

She told Devon Live: ‘What got me the most was the fact they didn’t go up and ask about the badge or whether it is my disability it is for.

‘I would have had a chat with them about my condition. You don’t see many cases like this, every time I go to hospital it is in intensive care. It is not a walk in the park this condition, people die from this.’

 

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