Student battling cancer claims she was shamed for parking in handicapped spot

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Photo: Lexi Baskin is receiving treatment for a brain tumor and said she returned from meeting with a professor to find her car covered in shameful messages.  ("Love What Matters" Facebook)

(FOX NEWS) — A University of Kentucky student claims her jeep was covered in shameful posts after she parked in a designated handicapped space, and now wants others to realize that not all illnesses are visible. Lexi Baskin, who is receiving radiation as part of treatment for a tumor that was discovered on her brainstem, shared photos of her car on Twitter and Facebook, where they quickly went viral.

“Just a gentle reminder that you have no idea what is going on in other people’s lives,” Baskin wrote on the “Love What Matters” Facebook page. “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.”

Baskin told LEX18.com that she had parked outside the university’s medical library in one of the five handicapped spots, and that she has valid state and campus disability parking placards. She said she met with a professor inside the building, and came out with a friend to discover the notes left on her car.

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