Woman Breaks Down Crying After Delta Airlines Breaks Her Wheelchair

Posted by in News On 6th July 2021
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Disabled people are already facing hostile environments when it comes to operating in the real world. This gut-wrenching video shows us one moment in the constant struggle they face right after Delta Airlines broke her custom wheelchair.

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The video is taken right after Delta Airlines had destroyed her wheelchair.

Gabrielle deFiebre and friend Bri Scalesse, both who are wheelchair users were on their way to vacation after a year of isolation when they hit this roadblock caused by Delta airlines.

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Bri, who uploaded the video shows an airport employee trying to console deFiebre telling her that he’ll get her another as a replacement.

The only problem is that deFiebre’s wheelchair, as with most disabled people is custom made to their disability.

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Each wheelchair may cost upwards of thousands of dollars and is designed to manage particular aspects of their disabilities.

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This is why flying often becomes stressful for disabled people since it doesn’t take into account their needs.

This is not the first time an airline has broken a wheelchair.

Scalesse added, “People in wheelchairs live in constant fear of airlines breaking our wheelchairs because it happens so often.  I am SO tired of watching my community suffer.”

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In a response video she thanked everyone for the positive response and support she received online.

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In a report by the Washington post it was revealed that 50% of trips are delayed as a result of a damaged wheelchair or mobility vehicle.

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She also revealed that Delta had agreed to cover the costs of her replacement. 

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