Submitted by Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
It’s nice to see our government off the “Stupid Train” for once. Swedish officials continue to require Fredrik Jansson of Skelleftea to verify that he has trouble walking after his leg was surgically amputated ten years ago. Jansson who suffered the procedure as part of his bid to fight off bone cancer, finds the regulation ridiculous. He is mandated to see a physician to verify the loss every three years.
A prosthetic leg is not an option as Jonasson doesn’t think he would be able to manage without a disabled parking permit since he would have to carry shopping bags using crutches, and be forced to walk some distance to his car.
“It defies all common sense,” Jansson said. “I go down to Umea once every three years and have a doctor establish my leg is still gone.”