Ramping Things Up!

Dear Audy,

Exciting news! Well, it’s a couple of days old exciting news, however I have been busy recovering from my recent exertions and working on a follow up to my little announcement..

My first article is up over at ABC’s Ramp Up website! The article focuses on the difficulties faced by people who require permits for disabled parking, but don’t have visible signs of a disability. You can read it here: Parking With Pain: The Wheelchair Illusion.

I also want to share this video with you, thanks to @ABCRampUp for tweeting the link. This short film raises an entirely different issue related to disabled parking; the issue of able bodied people taking up disabled parks without a permit.

Yeah…that pretty much speaks for itself.

Huge thanks to everyone who has already commented on the article, shared it, and given me cyber thumbs up! It is very exciting to have the opportunity to write in a professional setting and hopefully spread further awareness about the daily struggles facing people in chronic pain.

Love & Woo Hoos,

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      1. Caf Post author

        Thanks, Carly!! I cannot be grateful enough for that recommendation!! Looking forward to your next article :) xx

    1. Jeanne


      Wonderful post for ABC! Congratulations!!!

      That video is excellent! It gets the point across so well in just a short time. I am sharing this on Facebook for sure!


      1. Caf Post author

        Thanks so much for all of your help sharing this article and vid, I think it’s something that will hopefully resonate with a lot of people and make them think twice about illegally parking 😉

    2. Jasmine

      “Cities can build a million ramps and elevators to accommodate wheelchairs, however the only real way for society to accommodate all disabilities is through compassion.”

      Love this line. Great job, Hayley. And powerful video.

      1. Caf Post author

        Thanks so much, Jasmine! I am so glad that LBH has brought you into my blogosphere, you are a gem (well, and a flower, I guess ;P) x

      1. Caf Post author

        It’s such a powerful film, really gets across how something that might seem unimportant to one person can be deathly important to another. Thanks so much for reading :)

    3. Suzanne Stewart

      Caf, I have put you on Stumble and you are just a great writer and I enjoy reading what you write!! What you said is so true and you’re great person too! I love you my friend from afar.!!! love,suz

      1. Caf Post author

        Thanks, Suzy! Your giant heart always leaves me feeling warm and cosy, thanks so much for your love and support!! Sending a little back for you 😀 xxoo

      1. Caf Post author

        Thanks, Jenn! Once you start pondering it, it’s amazing the power that simple compassion could have in completely changing how people relate to one another. I really can’t help banging on about it these days! LOL! 😀

    4. Carl Thompson

      Hello Hayley,

      I also write for ramp up and I look forward to reading more of your articles – it’s turning out to be a great site!

      I think I might have replied to your article already on ramp up, but I did want to say it again that I found it quite illuminating.

      I know myself, being a wheelchair user that I have sometimes given a few strange looks to some seemingly able-bodied people who have parked in a disabled spot, you never know, many of them are quite possibly be legitimate users like yourself.

      It’s always good to understand both sides of the story, so thanks for that!

      I’d appreciate it heaps if you could check out my blog, I’m definitely subscribing to yours – it’s great, and you have quite the following!



      1. Caf Post author

        Thanks, Carl! It’s great to “meet” you!! I’ve just been enjoying your blog – you are off to a brilliant start. Looking forward to following along and also to future Ramp Up articles :) x

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