Friday, October 12, 2012

Woman with late-stage terminal cancer humiliated by TSA bandage-lifting

Woman with late-stage terminal cancer humiliated by TSA bandage-lifting:

What has the TSA done to protect America from rogue cancer terrorists this week? This: A woman with leukemia who was making an end-of-life journey to Hawaii was humiliated en route by a revealing TSA pat-down.




[Michelle] Dunaj says nothing went right at the security checkpoint. A machine couldn't get a reading on her saline bags, so a TSA agent forced one open, contaminating the fluid she needs to survive. She says agents also made her lift up her shirt and pull back the bandages holding feeding tubes in place. Dunaj needs those tubes because of organ failure.
With other passengers staring, Dunaj says she asked for privacy and was turned down.

"They just said that it was fine; the location we were at was fine," she said.




Video at KOMO NEWS. More at AP.
They messed with my fellow cancer traveler Lori before, too.
(thanks, David Calkins, vido still via KOMO NEWS)
More in our TSA archives.










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