Fly the unfriendly skies
We’ve all had loved ones or even ourselves affected by cancer. It’s an awful disease, especially if you seek debilitating treatments that leave you physically changed, emotionally and physically drained. But many brave cancer patients don’t let their affliction keep them from living life. Case in point: Radio host Denise Albert who was planning on a simple flight, but the TSA left her humiliated.
Transportation Security Administration
Ever since 9/11, the TSA has continually cracked down on fliers. We have a more rigorous screening process for our own safety. Sure, it pisses off so many of us to wait in line for security for so long, but isn’t it doing more good than harm?
Many people hate the TSA, especially when they have to deal with certain prickly TSA agents at the airport who treat them like suspicious cattle. We’ve all heard stories of TSA agents overreacting to people with special needs, so here’s another tale to sadden you.
People with certain medical conditions need to have medicines with them at all times, such as liquids that are over the allowed 3 ounces. Takes diabetics and their insulin for example, which affects almost 10% of Americans.
Some TSA agents just don’t give a F.
Denise Albert was traveling through Los Angeles International Airport on December 4 when she encountered two of these bad eggs.
Denise is the co-host of SiriusXM radio show “The Moms.” She was pulled aside by TSA agents. This was AFTER she informed them about a medical cream she needed in her carryon.
What did they do? Even though she was a pre-check passenger, they made her take off her shoes. “I agreed to take my shoes off but I had to tell them I wasn’t going to stand on the floor without my shoes on because I have open sores and infections from my treatment, which is why I have the cream.”
The agents said that Denise needed a pat down, even though she sternly told them that she had a port in her due to a lumpectomy. She even removed her wig. To make matters worse, they teased her about the fake eyelashes in her bag while searching it. While many women wear falsies for fashion, Denise wears them because she lost all of her hair in chemotherapy.