Maybe you saw the video of the woman who slipped and fell in the store. This occurred in the year 2012. The picture became viral after the text was added, becoming a widely shared online image.
Jennifer Knapp Wilkinson, after confirming that she is the woman in the photo, made the following remarks regarding “Her 15 Minutes of FAME”:
“These are my 15 minutes of fame. You’ve probably seen the picture. The worst thing about it is that she makes people think that a fat woman falls out of a stroller because she is too lazy to get out of the stroller to get the juice she wants to buy.”
“I have a very serious disease of the spine, one of the bones of the spine, a vertebra, has moved.”
“The most common symptoms of the disease are those related to weakness of the body and legs. Also, because of this, I am obese and suffer from chronic depression. I struggle with my illness every day, I joined a gym, but my weight is still a struggle.”
“The picture was taken in 2012 when my legs hurt a lot, so I used a stroller. I wanted to buy juice for my husband, he drank something like that in huge quantities.”
“I leaned over to pick it up, but the stroller slipped. I didn’t think about the incident because I got used to people making malicious comments about me.”
“Even if you can’t see my disabilities, they are real and they are there. So the next time you see pictures of people making fun of you, remember that you know nothing about those people or the issues they have to face every day. Laughing at someone is NEVER harmless.”
“I do not ask anyone to accept obesity, this is a problem that triggers many other diseases. At the same time, I do not ask anyone to feel sorry for me or to feel sorry for me.”
“What I want is compassion, understanding, and respect for another human being. I am a person – please treat me as such! ”
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