After 25 years of marriage, my husband, the man who vowed to love me forever, dumped me on Fifth Avenue in New York.
I was riding in a manual wheelchair and Jim was pushing me. The light turned green and he shoved my chair into the crosswalk. In an instant, I tumbled headfirst into the intersection and landed in the street.
Before the light changed, several people picked me up and plopped me back...
Over the years, you've read all about the breathtaking destinations and exciting adventures awaiting travelers with disabilities in Andy Vladimir's "To Boldly Go" column in Quest. Now let's take a look at some of the travel agencies that make accessible travel a reality.
If you build it...
There are many reasons to rent a wheelchair or scooter.
"The most popular reason is if someone with a mobility concern who already is a scooter user needs to travel from one place to another, and taking the equipment with them is problematic," said Cheryl Thibert of Scootaround, a company that serves more than 500 locations in North America with a 24-hour hotline.