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Cancer victim’s vandalised car shows reality of hidden illnesses

9Honey logo 9Honey 5 days ago Abigail Malbon

A student who is battling cancer has revealed the devastating reality of living with a sometimes-unseen illness. © Shutterstock A student who is battling cancer has revealed the devastating reality of living with a sometimes-unseen illness. A student who is battling cancer has revealed the devastating reality of living with a sometimes-unseen illness.

Lexi Baskin, a college student from the US, is currently undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. 

She parked her car in a disabled spot, but when she returned to her vehicle it had been vandalised, with notes posted all over.

One of the signs read: “Your tag must be borrowed or fake. Not handicapped, just lazy.”

Writing on Facebook, Basking said: 

“Just because I look fine in the two minutes I walk from my car to the building does not mean I am 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.”

Her post struck a chord with other social media users, who commented on the post with similar stories

Candace Ann wrote: “You can't look at me and see six cardiac defects, a chronic illness, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and degenerative disc disease. That doesn't negate it is very there and very real and controls every aspect of your life.”

Others simply told of their admiration for Baskin as she spoke out about an issue that clearly affects many.

She told Scary Mommy: “The response has been mostly people saying they’ve had the same type of judgement happen to them and that makes me so sad.”

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