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    Quote Originally Posted by sealfloorboards View Post
    This is the third time I've read this entire thread over the past few months. Today, as in past readings, I'm still in awe at some of the obstacles we can overcome. Hy hat's off to all my enabled friends. Life may not have played out like we expected, but I see an awful lot of "Lemonade" out there rather than "Lemons". Bless you all.
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    I always worry about this When my husband parka in disabled parking spaces. My husband has afib, COPD, and has just had bypass surgery so he can't drive at all for one month or drive a spyder for 3 months. He had a previous heart attack and gets tired quickly and short of breath walking long distances. But he looks normal so people don't always see the disability. Just happy he will still be able to enjoy riding with me in the future

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    I always worry about this When my husband parka in disabled parking spaces. My husband has afib, COPD, and has just had bypass surgery so he can't drive at all for one month or drive a spyder for 3 months. He had a previous heart attack and gets tired quickly and short of breath walking long distances. But he looks normal so people don't always see the disability. Just happy he will still be able to enjoy riding with me in the future

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    I have been confronted more than I like to say. Even with a H/C plate on the bike been called a cheat and a few other terms. I have gone thru 29 major surgeries on my legs back hips arms shoulders and #30 happens on the 10th to repaice my Knee and pin into the leg bones due to my bones Die for unknown reason. As long as they can rebuild me I keep on going. Yes a spider has kept me riding and having fun. I even bought a new camper this year, so my "disability" has slowed me down but not stopped me. I agree with all who get tired of people saying you don't look disabled so why are you abusing the system? I did ask one person what a disabled person looked like and he said a few interesting words and walked away. I did one summer when a person wanted to know why I was disabled and didn't look like one I dropped my pants and showed him all my scars. He had nothing to say after that. I laughed all the way home.

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    My uncle had 2 major heart attacks (@ 55). Had to live with extreme limitations (hated it). Looking at him he was built like a bull, if not these attacks would have killed him right away. People were never understanding, it did kill him a short time later. God bless and strength to all of you out there with your own issues, whether they show or not. I now completely understand and sympathize because of this.
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    The third time I have read this from top to bottom now. Thank you all for posting your stories and comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    The third time I have read this from top to bottom now. Thank you all for posting your stories and comments.
    You are welcome my friend.Happy Trails

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    I, too have read this thread more than once. It is a good reminder for me to keep an open mind open and not judge others. Right now, I am in a walking boot due to surgery. I am still able to ride because the surgery was on my left foot. I did not ask for, or need any special parking. I am able to negotiate the parking lots for any reasonable distance. I want to leave the handicap parking spots for those in need, weather the disability is obvious or not. My condition is temporary. Having experienced a short term "disability", I have the highest respect for those who live with long term issues and live life to the fullest..... Ride on..... Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by canamjhb View Post
    I, too have read this thread more than once. It is a good reminder for me to keep an open mind open and not judge others. Right now, I am in a walking boot due to surgery. I am still able to ride because the surgery was on my left foot. I did not ask for, or need any special parking. I am able to negotiate the parking lots for any reasonable distance. I want to leave the handicap parking spots for those in need, weather the disability is obvious or not. My condition is temporary. Having experienced a short term "disability", I have the highest respect for those who live with long term issues and live life to the fullest..... Ride on..... Jim
    I to want to thank you all for sharing your experiences with us. I have read a lot of these post also. And hope all is going well for you. It's nice that we can share our lives with each Other and know that we have friends that we've not meet to hear about their goings on and see how they have overcome things. So thanks again to you all and let's all keep in touch. Happy Trails Ride Safe, Ride Often my Friends.:

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    I saw this recently and it impacted me deeply. I don’t think the same way after reading this thread and the saying below:

    “BE KIND, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

    God bless you all who pave the way for those of us needing inspiration.
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    From my own experience the problem starts with uneducated people and the universal (ISA) symbol depicting a person in a wheelchair.
    I’m a 100% disabled Veteran and although I do not look like I have any physical limitations, I have quite a few. I have had a disabled parking placard since 2015. I rarely use it due to fact I know there are persons far worse off than me, however there are some days the pain is unbearable, and I refuse to be on pain meds all the time, so I deal with it and still do the things I enjoy and on those days I parked in the disabled parking.
    I have been blasted a few times for parking in the disabled parking spot. Both times I was told well you don't look disabled, I politely asked what a disabled person looks like. Once I was met with the answer that I was not in a wheelchair and that according to the emblem on the placard it shows a person in a wheelchair and that I do not match that description. I explained that is the universal (ISA) emblem and that it does not mean you have to be in a chair to be disabled and then told them to educate themselves.

    On a positive note just two days ago I put disabled plates on both my Q7 and Spyder. Maryland has a benefit for 100% disabled Veterans where it does not cost anything, and the tags are permanent never have to register the vehicles again.
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