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One-arm mum `not disabled'.



Byline: JAMES CLENCH

A MUM with only one arm was refused a blue parking badge - because she is not disabled enough.

Lesley Fitzpatrick, 33, born with no right arm, had an orange badge for six years.

But when she applied for the new blue badge she was told she had failed to prove she was disabled - both upper limbs In human anatomy, the upper limb (also upper extremity) refers to what in common English is known as the arm, that is, the region of the shoulder to the fingertips. It includes the entire limb, and thus, is not synonymous with the term upper arm.  must be affected to qualify.

Now Lesley, mum of 14-month-old Naomi, has to get husband Paul, 35, to take her shopping instead of driving herself.

She said: "It's very difficult for me to use a multi-storey car park “Parking garage” redirects here. For the Seinfeld episode, see The Parking Garage.

A multi-storey car park or a parking garage is a building (or part thereof) which is designed specifically to be for automobile parking and where there are a number of
.

"If I want to get anywhere I need to use onstreet parking."

Lesley, of Failsworth, Greater Manchester Greater Manchester, former metropolitan county, 497 sq mi (1,288 sq km), W central England. It comprised ten administrative districts: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, and Wigan. , has complained to her MP.

She added: "I hope to keep fighting this but I seem to have exhausted all avenues. I would like my independence back."

Oldham social services social services
Noun, pl

welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs

social services nplservicios mpl sociales 
 chief Gwylfn Evans EvĀ·ans , Herbert McLean 1882-1971.

American anatomist who isolated four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1922).
 admitted he was not happy refusing her but the law set "very clear instructions on who is eligible".

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 16, 2001
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