Larry Dodson seated in front of the US and PVA flagsLarry Dodson

Broke My Back ~ Wheelchair That Is

On my last flight from Atlanta, GA, to Phoenix, AZ, via Southwest Airlines the back of my Permobil M400 power wheelchair was taken off the chair and stowed separately. Upon arrival in Phoenix, my chair was removed from the cargo hole in pieces. After much ado, all the pieces were reassembled with the exception of the attendant controls which were rubber banded to the headrest. We were unable to use them until I returned to my local prosthetics department where they were repaired. For the return flight, the back was simply reclined and no additional damage occurred.

Mr. Larry Dodson, SC