Ohio resident Ashley Brady received an unfriendly note about a handicapped spot, but now the Internet has her back

By Drew Mackie
March 19, 2015 08:20 AM


Sometimes a less-than-friendly act can yield kindness down the line.

Ashely Brady, 26, lost her leg in a 2014 accident, and she has since been adjusting to life with a prosthetic. When winter ice proved especially difficult for this Miamisburg, Ohio, resident, she asked her landlord to designate a handicap spot close to her apartment door.

The placard went up on March 12. On March 15, Brady found someone else’s car in the spot, so she left a note. Shortly thereafter, Brady herself received a note.

It read as follows: “Hey handicap! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain’t the only one with ‘struggles.’ You want pity go to a one leg support group! You messed with the wrong one! I don’t care what your note said shove it, but you touch my car again I will file a report, I am not playing! I let the office know the cry baby one leg touches my property I will cause trouble so go cry your struggles to someone who cares cause I’m walking away with both mine!”

“I read it probably like five times over and over,” Brady said in an interview with Dayton’s WKEF. “Because my brain just couldn’t even process the level of mean that it was.”

However, it wasn’t all bad in the end. Brady’s sister shared the note on social media, and other amputees have since reached out to Brady with support.

“She told me to cry to someone who cares, so I went to the Internet, and it turns out a lot of people care,” Brady told WKEF.