For the past 49 years, Sorenson, a resident of Sturtevant, has used a wheelchair to get around; air travel in particular has been difficult, he said.

“There’s room for usually one collapsible wheelchair in the closet (of an airplane) where people can hang their suits,” Sorenson said. “Wheelchairs are supposed to take priority over that, but a lot of times when they put (wheelchairs) into the cargo holds, who knows how they put them in there, what they pile on top of them. And there can be a lot of damage done.”

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