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PPA Approves Parking Spot For Handicapped 12-Year-Old

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — CBS 3 first brought you the story last week of a 12-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair. (see related story)

Her family put in an application to get a handicap parking spot in their busy South Philadelphia neighborhood, but the city denied that request, until now.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has now approved a handicap parking spot in front of Salina Sok’s home. Salina’s nurse reacted to the good news.

“Her routine will be much easier now, she will be able to get out and not have to fight for a parking spot,” said Nanzhou Guo.

Salina’s attorney David Ferleger filed a lawsuit last week trying to get his client the parking spot and the family is also seeking monetary damages in the case.

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That lawsuit, for the 269 days that Salina was without a parking spot will still move ahead.

“Eeveryone who saw the story that you broke knew this was an outrageous situation that had to be corrected,” said David Ferleger. “It took the parking authority some time to figure that out.”

In a statement the parking authority said the parking spot has been approved “due to extraordinary circumstances present in this matter.”

Reported By Valerie Levesque, CBS 3

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  • Anonymous

    Correction: My first sentence should read: Why “can’t” people like YOU ever see the good side of ANYTHING?

  • Anonymous

    @ Tom McGrath: You’re a loser. Get over yourself. Why can people like YOU ever see the good side of ANYTHING? The little girl is HANDICAPPED and NEEDS the parking spot in front of her door and WON her case. YOU SUCK!!

  • Tom McGrath

    Just another reason not to live in PHILLY. If anything in this City has to do with the well being of people you can be sure it will cost you a fight to get it.

  • JustMe

    I’m glad she got the parking space. People who are REALLY handicapped and not scamming the city for a parking spot should be given first dibs on parking spots anyway. It’s just the right thing to do. I’m also glad that the city is going after FAKERS who just want to be able to park in front of their door. You own from the steps BACK, the pavement and the street belong to the PUBLIC. Except for handicapped parking spots. Good for her!!

  • Brad

    If the parking spot was for a city official, it would have been approved the next day. The way this city works is just rediculous. Good for her that they finally gave it to her. Shame on the PPA!!!!!

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