Jessica Long is a 28-year-old lady and an amputee with no legs. On TikTok, she had scolded the woman who had shouted at her for parking in a disabled spot. And the video had gone viral. She is a Paralympic champion who had won 1 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals in Rio, 2016. In the video, she says that while she was parking, his woman who was not named had looked at her in a disgusted manner as she parked in the disabled spot.
It’s not the first time such a thing had happened to her. In one of her Instagram posts, she had explained how an elderly couple had commented on her for parking at a disabled spot. And had said that it’s her worst experience. The couple had made comments on her as they needed the spot and when she explained why she parked there the couple had said that she’s a liar. Also, she had said that she gets about 2-4 comments every week by people for parking at disable spots.
#1 On TikTok Jesica had asked people to think more when making assumptions and commenting
@jessicatatianalongTo the handicap police… be kind! ?? ##amputeelife ##fyp
#2 This had started when a woman had given her a disgusting look for parking in a disabled spot
#3 She is an amputee and has no legs
She had said in the video that she knows that she doesn’t look handicapped. And that she had been through a lot of surgeries. And that she had to adopt her whole life and rely on her handicapped pass. Also, she had said that though there are people who abuse disabled parking she thinks that it’s needed for people.
#11 She was born with a fibular hemimelia defect. Her video has over 4M views
On TikTok, she had 650K followers and on Instagram, there are 57K followers. She had said that she thinks many people fear asking questions as society says it’s rude. But many times it translates to shame the topic of disabilities. She had also said that she loves to share her story with people and to let people know how amputees use their prosthetic legs.
#12 To BuzzFeed she had said that in her lower legs there were many bones missing long with her fibula bones. And that she had a small foot with 3 toes on each leg
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#13 When she was 18 months her adoptive parents had brought those amputated so that she could learn to walk by fitting into prosthetic legs
#14 Jessica had been a Paralympic Champion 13 times
#15 In her grandparent’s pool she had started to swim and when she was 10 she had joined a team
#16 She had become the youngest US paralympic team member when she was 12. Her debut was in 2004 in Athens and she won three gold medals
She had said that what she doesn’t like is when people comment saying inspiring. She had said that she lives a normal life is not what is inspiring but what can inspire people is the work she does, her career, and her positivity.
#17 People’s comments on the viral video
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I have been into reading, creative writing, learning different languages from my young age. Also, I’m really fond of calligraphy which I have participated in competitions and won. I was an athlete while I was schooling and I have excelled in the events I did. I have passed my O/levels and did my A/levels in the Physical science stream. Even though my passion for reading and writing never ended. Keep Reading! Keep Learning!