Pupil Battling Most Cancers Claims She Was Shamed For Parking In Handicapped Spot

A College of Kentucky scholar claims her jeep was lined in shameful posts after she parked in a delegated handicapped house, and now desires others to understand that not all diseases are seen. Lexi Baskin, who’s receiving radiation as a part of therapy for a tumor that was found on her brainstem, shared images of her automotive on Twitter and Fb, the place they shortly went viral.

“Only a mild reminder that you don’t have any concept what’s going on in different individuals’s lives,” Baskin wrote on the “Love What Issues” Fb web page. “That is my automotive and I’m legally allowed to park in handicap areas attributable to most cancers therapy and exhaustion. Simply because you possibly can’t bodily observe one thing doesn’t imply that an individual is just not feeling it.”

Baskin informed LEX18.com that she had parked outdoors the college’s medical library in one of many 5 handicapped spots, and that she has legitimate state and campus incapacity parking placards. She stated she met with a professor contained in the constructing, and got here out with a buddy to find the notes left on her automotive. One featured a handicapped image calling her “lazy,” and claimed to have seen her and her buddy exit the constructing a number of occasions and stated “there may be nothing handicapped about both of you. Your tag have to be borrowed or pretend.”


The observe vowed to have Baskin fined or towed for “being such a egocentric, horrible individual.”  

“I had a grade 2 ependymoma on my mind stem. It was eliminated July 28th and I began radiation 5 weeks in the past in the present day,” Baskin continued in her Nov. 6 Fb put up. “I’ve a couple of week and a half left of therapy and my final scan got here again good. Simply because I look discover within the two minutes I stroll from my automotive to the constructing doesn’t imply I’m not battling most cancers and present process radiation therapy. I’m not asking for sympathy, however simply consciousness that everybody is preventing their very own battles whether or not it or not.”

Baskin completed her put up by asking others to be form, and to make individuals cry tears of pleasure, “not frustration or unhappiness.” She stated she would pray for the one that lined her automotive in notes, and hopes “that the darkness of their coronary heart is changed with unconditional love and happiness.”


Baskin’s preliminary tweet, which was shared on Oct. 26, had greater than 48,000 retweets and 108,000 favorites. The college has issued a response and stated the incident was referred to campus police for observe up.

“The College of Kentucky and Transportation Providers deeply remorse scholar was subjected to this as there are various causes a person might have an ADA accessible allow that is probably not readily observable,” Jay Blanton, of College of Kentucky Public Relations and Advertising and marketing, stated, partially, in accordance with Lex18.com. “It’s necessary to be clear: this unlucky motion was that of a rogue particular person unaffiliated with Transportation Providers or our police division.”