When It Comes To Handicapped Parking, Things Aren’t Always As They Appear



Jessica Long was recently taken to task by a shopper who lectured her about why she shouldn’t be parking in a handicapped parking spot. What the woman yelling at her did see was Jessica looking completely normal. What she didn’t see was that Jessica is a double amputee who has no legs below the knee. The 28-year-old was born with a birth defect called fibular hemimelia, which means she was missing her fibula bones and several other bones in her lower legs. When she was just 18 months old, Jessica had her legs amputated and was fitted with prosthetic legs. While she didn’t owe the angry shopping an explanation, Jessica took the time to explain to her that while she looks young and athletic, she also has no legs. “To all the handicap police out there, just be kind,” said Jessica.