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Disabled Traveler

For a short while (three months) I was in a wheelchair after a broken pelvis. I had to make several trips by airplane. On one hand, the airlines (in most cases US Airways) were very kind and helpful. However, each trip I was given a Mickey Mouse Button about 2 inches round that I was told I "had to" wear. It gave the name of the city from which I was departing, through which I was connecting and to which I was traveling. No matter that I was over 50, had a Ph.D., had no brain damage or hearing or speech impairment, because I was in a wheelchair, I was treated like a child. It gave me a renewed appreciation for the challenges permanently disabled people faced every day.



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