So the Paralympic Games are set to start August 29th and the stadiums have rolled out the unwelcome mat for families of wheelchair attendees. Bummer!
LONDON — A disabled mother has begun a campaign that has attracted thousands of supporters after she was told she could not sit with her family at the 2012 Paralympic Games because she was in a wheelchair.
People being treated ‘really badly’
Davis-Hofbauer, who uses a wheelchair due to illness, said she needed her husband to be beside her as he is her caretaker, and the children could not be expected to sit by themselves. She offered to pay full price for the children, and have them sit on their laps, but she said that idea was rejected by the ticket-line operator.
“After setting up the petition, she said she was contacted by 11 or 12 people who said they had received “exactly the same kind of treatment,” and had heard reports of more.”
“There are people still being treated really badly by them, being ignored by them, being treated like second-class citizens,” Davis-Hofbauer said.
“We disabled people shouldn’t really have families — we forget that,” she added sarcastically.”
What do you think?
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