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'Invisible' Disabilities: Car Park Confrontation Prompts Call For Greater Recognition

Saturday 17 November 2018

 

From Australia's ABC News:

 

Sarah Larcombe
PHOTO: Sarah Larcombe hopes speaking out about her
'invisible' disability will help change public attitudes.
(ABC South East SA: Lucy Robinson)
 

'Invisible' disabilities: Car park confrontation prompts call for greater recognition

Laura Collins and Lucy Robinson
17 November 2018
© 2018 ABC

Fed up with judgemental looks, comments and confrontations, a young South Australian woman living with a debilitating disease is calling for more recognition of 'invisible' disabilities.

Mount Gambier resident Sarah Larcombe, 26, suffers from Crohn's disease, a chronic auto-immune illness that causes inflammation of the bowel.

But despite having undergone seven major surgeries over the past nine years — including one to remove her entire large bowel and replace it with an ileostomy bag — Ms Larcombe does not appear sick or disabled.

"You perceive me to look like a young, healthy individual, and it's the total opposite," said Ms Larcombe, who has been issued a disability permit and is under strict instructions not to carry heavy loads.

 

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