There is nothing more frustration than returning to my van, parked in a designated van accessible parking space, and finding someone has parked on the hash marks. Now, I am unable to get into my van. I can get as angry, complain, cuss…whatever. It will do no good. I either have to wait until they return or find someone willing to back my van out so I can get in (I have done this a few time…not always the safest thing to do).
I decided to take a positive, proactive approach and created a vibrant warning sign for people to see and comply. I created this stick. See how bright it is!
Since I put this on my Van 3 weeks ago, I haven’t had one person park too closely. I have seen drivers actually reposition their cars on two occasions.
Let people know your needs. Buy one today!
The following pdf files are free to download. The first is a notice to leave on a car parked in a disabled zone illegally or improperly. The second are instructions on how to care for My4Hands.
- Parking Leave-Behind : Polite leave-behind letting someone know that their parking has impacted your ability to shop in the store.
- Care for your My4Hands : Proper Usage and care of your My4Hands
- The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland is where I receive physical therapy. This outstanding resource for SCI patients has the most outstanding doctors, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapist on the planet, bar none. http://www.spinalcordrecovery.org/
- The Spinal Cord Injury Zone website is a not-for-profit Spinal Cord Injury educational Knowledge Base. http://www.spinalcordinjuryzone.com/
- Patrick Rummerfield is the world’s first fully functioning recovered quadriplegic and an inspiration to thousands. He is also a dear friend of mine. I urge you to read is newly published autobiography Green Bananas, which can be found at http://www.rummerfield.com/