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    • #16436
      Kevin Schaefer

      My next column will be on this subject, but I came across this story earlier: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/12/airlines-will-begin-reporting-how-often-they-break-wheelchairs-thanks-to-tammy-duckworth/.

      This is a huge step toward making airlines more accessible, and flying easier for people in wheelchairs. We still have a ways to go, but this news is exciting nonetheless. Just thought I’d share it with you all.

    • #16469
      Halsey Blocher

      I saw this as well and am hopefully that airlines will be more responsible and careful with chairs now that they are being held accountable for what happens to them! I haven’t flown since I was little for fear of what might happen to my chair.

      • #16511
        Kevin Schaefer

        Absolutely. It’s a major concern for all of us in the SMA community, and for wheelchair-users in general. I think this is definitely a step in the right direction.

        Also, I came across this nonprofit, which is pretty cool. This organization was founded by a Mom who’s son has SMA, and its purpose is to find a solution for wheelchair-users to remain in their chairs on planes. Check it out: .https://www.allwheelsup.org/.

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