This is a real life example of how NOT TO HANDLE Police Confrontations when they are about your “Invisible Illness” Handicapped Parking Placard. I am embarrassed by how dangerously I handled this situation but it is my hope the experience will help other people living with “Invisible Illnesses” such as Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, etc.
When you have an “Invisible Illness” like Crohn’s Disease, people will eventually question your handicapped or disabled status whether it be in a social, professional or “community” setting, that is, if you ever reach that “severe spectrum” of the disease such that you are disabled and require the assistance of a Handicap Parking Placard. Unfortunately, I’ve been dealing with this for quite some time but the other day I was actually antagonized about it by a POLICE OFFICER during a bizarre local Traffic Stop. My respectful indignation almost got me KILLED and I hope others learn from my mistake. For that purpose, I have detailed my experience in the Video below. Please feel free to share your comments, good or bad, as I believe this is an issue those with “Invisible Illnesses” must be aware of going forward. Thanks.