Sophie Morgan is angry and she doesn’t care who knows it. “It’s completely and utterly disabling. Infuriating. Ridiculous. Unfair. Awful. And, for me, enraging.”
The 38-year-old TV presenter and disability advocate is describing the moment she discovered her wheelchair was broken after a flight – something that has happened to her not once, but twice, in the past six months alone. It is hard, perhaps, for a non-disabled traveller to grasp the true gravity of being reunited with the device upon which your mobility entirely depends, only to find it no longer works. But Sophie paints a vivid picture.
“Imagine what it’s like to have your legs broken – that will give you an idea,” she tells The Independent. “It’s like that. There aren’t many words to put to it.”
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