A Prussia, Pennsylvania mother was shamed for parking in a handicapped parking spot despite having a handicapped hang tag. Nancy Coyne brought her terminally ill 7-year-old son Garrett to a mall to visit Santa Claus. They both returned to the car to see a nasty message scrawled across one of their car’s windows in red lipstick.
“UR Not Handicap [sic]” the note read.
"I can’t believe someone could be so obnoxious and ignorant and rude about a situation that I struggle with daily,” the mother told Fox 29.
Garrett is blind, a side effect of a rare neurological disorder called Batten disease. It’s a condition that typically ends in childhood death.
"There is no cure. There is no treatment," Nancy told Fox29. "Trying to make memories for my family then this happened. [...] It just made me really question society to be honest. Like OK, I guess people don’t understand. People don’t care.”
The police have not identified who is responsible for the message. The mall where the incident happened, King of Prussia Mall, said they are offended by the incident.
The family has created a foundation in their Garrett’s name bring comfort to others affected by the disease.