I am writing in response to a letter in Friday's paper about abuse of handicapped parking. The young man wrote that he sees people using the spaces that "don't look handicapped." Well, how does he or anyone else know what handicapped looks like? Just because someone doesn't use a walker, wheelchair, or cane, doesn't mean they are not handicapped. My mother has had three heart attacks, a stroke, and has seven stints in her body. She also has had numerous surgeries to try to fix a severe wrist injury, including taking bone from her hip and putting it in her arm. She now has arthritis in her arm, hip and back. Sometimes she can hardly get out of bed. She is supposed to use a walker or cane, but she is stubborn and refuses to do so right now. Just because someone's ailments aren't on the outside for the world to see them doesn't mean that something isn't wrong inside their body. I have some advice for people that assume nothing is wrong with the person in the handicapped space, "Unless you have walked in that person's shoes for even five minutes, don't assume that you know all of their physical ailments."