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Ruby still not able to ride

August 13, 2009 - 11:56 am

Ruby Caskey, the woman I wrote about who’s homeless and disabled and was banned from buses and trolleys by MTS because she was using a manual wheelchair for balance (as opposed to sitting in it) and to hold her possessions, left me a message this morning. Her battery-powered chair arrived yesterday and she loaded all her stuff on the back of the chair, “but they’re still not letting me ride,” she said. She waited at a designated stop, but buses kept passing her up. She was able to get on the trolley, however. I have a call in to MTS to see what’s up.

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  1. August 14, 2009 - 10:53 am 10:53 am

    You’ve loaded up your things on to your brand new chair…
    Oh, Ruby are you contemplating going out somewhere…
    Although you’re at the stop them busses just aren’t slowing down…
    Oh Ru-UUUUUU-by….
    Don’t take your chair to town.

    • Person in a wheelchair permalink
      August 23, 2009 - 4:31 pm 4:31 pm

      Read what I posted and then reply

  2. Person in a wheelchair permalink
    August 23, 2009 - 4:27 pm 4:27 pm

    As a person who uses a wheelchair, Or a “mobility device” as the PC crowd calls it. I am confused, If Ruby is homeless, How did she get a power chair?

    To get Medicaid and other social services you have to have a physical address. So is she really homeless or not and and if she needs something for balance why doesn’t she get a walker. As for her stuff, Tell her to keep it at her mail drop where she gets hers mail and her power chair delivered.

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