All Kionna and her husband, Dusty, wanted was a nice evening together with their 8-year-old daughter. What they got instead left them completely stunned, but it provided a good opportunity for Kionna to teach her daughter – and the rest of us – a very important lesson.
For years he refused to use a wheelchair to get around, but after a fall left him with two blown out knees and a broken ankle he decided it was time to take his doctors’ advice. His condition is difficult on the whole family, especially Kionna, who has to help lift and move him, but it’s a hardship she bears gladly.
When the family went out to dinner at an Olive Garden in Oklahoma City, they thought only of the time they were going to get to spend together as a family.
“Disabled?” the note read. “No. Just your big fat a**es.”
Kionna tried to get rid of the note before her daughter could see it, but she was too late.
Kionna posted on Facebook:
To the person/persons that left this note on my car at the Olive Garden on Memorial in OKC today, I’d like to say thank you! Your misguided and uninformed attempt to shame me and my family provided an opportunity to teach my 8 year old daughter a lesson.
We further explained how your actions can deeply affect others around you, and how she should always be conscious of others feelings. I explained that she was right. These people didn’t know us. They didn’t know that my husband has Muscular Dystrophy and has struggled with it his entire life. They didn’t know that even though his doctors advised him to go into a wheelchair years ago, he refused, and instead, remained on his own two feet until he finally fell for the last time, blowing out both knees and breaking an ankle. They didn’t understand that we’ve spent the last 2 years learning to adjust to a life in which he can’t even stand up to get in and out of a car.
They didn’t see that I’ve torn my rotator cuff lifting on him to assist him in his transitions. They have no idea that he already lives in constant pain, and that their hurtful words would only add to that. They didn’t know that the reason that he has a belly is because there are no stomach muscles left to hold everything in tight. They didn’t know that our 8 year old already struggles to understand why her daddy can’t run and play with her the way other daddies do.
And because they didn’t know, they allowed the hate in their hearts to get the better of them.
So again, I’d just like to say Thank You.