Tuesday, August 30, 2016

OEF OIF 3 Tour Veteran Lost Leg Then Right to Ride At Amusement Park?

Why is this news? Read the headline, got upset, then I read the article.  Now I wonder why this turned into a news report......Never mind, just got my answer. It made me go to the link and watch the video.
3-time war Veteran says he was mistreated at Darien Lake Amusement Park
By News 4 Staff
Published: August 30, 2016

In the guidelines for “Shipwreck,” the park says guests wearing prosthetics may not ride and could be asked to remove their prosthesis if they want to get on.

DARIEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – A local Veteran says he is being discriminated against for having a prosthetic leg. David Cross from Amherst has served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He went to Darien Lake Amusement Park with his family Sunday, and says he wasn’t allowed on a water ride. He says injured vets need to know their rights at the park.

He was asked to remove his prosthetic leg if he wanted to go on “Shipwreck” a water ride at the park.

On his last tour serving in Iraq, Cross was hit by a large IED and got shrapnel in his leg. Since then it has been a struggle.

He said, “I went six years with chronic pain and I had heard about elective amputation.” He decided removing his leg electively was his best shot at a pain-free life.
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