Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Charles Brown has released the following statement on the passing of Engracia Figueroa, a disability activist who died after an airline damaged her custom wheelchair:

“Our heart goes out to Engracia Figueroa’s family and friends as her premature death is tragic. Too often, our members face these same challenges and have suffered great harm as a result of the systemic inequity of air travel for people with disabilities. We are saddened by her death and applaud her life’s work. While this tragedy further strengthens our resolve to make air travel safe and accessible for all wheelchair users, we wonder what else it will take before airlines do the same.”

[Source(s): Paralyzed Veterans of America, PR Newswire]

Related Content:
Disability Activist Engracia Figueroa Dies After Airline Destroys Her Custom Wheelchair