Some people are so far up on their high horse that they don’t realize they are just sitting on a horse rather than acting as a champion of morality.
Some people have so much hate in their hearts that they go out of their way to ruin someone’s day.
Some people are so blind that they can only see their anger instead of the truth. Well, Lexi Baskin, unfortunately, came across one of these people.
But instead of sinking to their level of hatred and anger, Baskin decided that she would just pray for them. But not without sharing her story on social media first.
Reminder that you have no idea what’s going on in people’s lives. I have cancer and radiation treatment. I’m legally allowed to park here pic.twitter.com/00pGG2MNZt
— Lexi Baskin (@lexa_baskin) October 26, 2017
Baskin, a student at the University of Kentucky’s Pharmacy School, is battling cancer and also found that she had to battle a bigot over her parking space.
Baskin experiences exhaustion and dizziness due to the radiation therapy she receives at Lexington’s Markey Cancer Center.
“The whole school has a lunch break from 12 to 1, so instead of taking my lunch, I go over the to there, get treatment, and come back and then go back to class,” Baskin told LEX18.com.
So, her doctor ordered her a state-issued disability parking pass.
One day she came out to her car to find that a very angry, and probably miserable, human being with WAYYYYYY too much time on their hands plastered her car in a variety of colorful yet heinous signs.
“Most of them said ‘shame on you,'” Baskin explained. “There were a bunch of white ones saying ‘not really handicapped, just lazy.'”
Upset over her discovery, Baskin took to Twitter and Facebook to express her feelings about the situation and remind others that their eyes can be deceiving.
Here’s what she wrote in her post:
“Just a gentle reminder that you have no idea what is going on in other people’s lives. This is my car and I am legally allowed to park in handicap spaces due to cancer treatment and exhaustion.
Just because you can’t physically observe something does not mean that a person is not feeling it. I had a grade 2 ependymoma on my brain stem. It was removed July 28th and I started radiation 5 weeks ago today.
I have about a week and a half left of treatment and my last scan came back good. I’m left with a little speech impediment but it’s improving. Just because I look fine in the two minutes I walk from my car to the building does not mean I’m not battling cancer and undergoing radiation treatment.
I am not asking for sympathy, but just awareness that everyone is fighting their own battles, whether you know it or not.
Be kind to people. Make people cry tears of joy, and not frustration or sadness. Love one another. I will choose to love this person and pray for them. I hope that the darkness in their heart is replaced with unconditional love and happiness.”
Just a gentle reminder that you have no idea what is going on in other people's lives. Just because you can't physically…
Her Tweet ended up going viral with almost 50,000 retweets and an outpouring of support from people who saw it.
“I didn’t expect the amount of people that have also gone through the same thing,” Baskin said. “It kind of breaks my heart for them to know that there are people sicker than I am who are also getting ridiculed.”
Campus police are currently investigating the situation. You can hear Baskin tell her story in the video below.
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