Alton Towers allegedly tells woman with one leg to get doctor's letter to prove disability

Posted Friday, August 5, 2011 1:52 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A woman was told by Britain's biggest theme park she needed a letter from a doctor to prove her disability - despite having only one leg. Rosie Belhamza, who wears a prosthetic limb from the knee down, was trying to get special access to rides at Alton Towers. In previous years the admin officer had simply needed her Disability Living Allowance letter.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:28 PM
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So just because the article doesn't give the entire story, you feel the need to direct hostility at others?

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:55 PM

Wheelchairs are not an either/or proposition. Many disabled need a wheelchair some of the time, but have the capacity to get up out of it and stand or walk for short periods of time.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:22 PM
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How was RGB being hostile?

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:35 PM

"Drudgery of stairs" comes across pretty hostile. Yes, I'm the one who mentioned stairs, because I was pointing out that, for example, there are people who can walk but CAN'T navigate stairs without assistance. It's not a matter of a slight inconvenience or laziness, which is what RGB's comment can easily be misconstrued as. That said, I do apologize to RGB if I overreacted to his comment, but people frequently lose sight of what it's like to live with a disability.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:54 PM
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From someone who oft accuses RGB of being hostile, I think that's a stretch. In context what he said makes sense. Which, in context, he said plainly that he didnt know the case here and was answering a what if about someone who apparently isn't confined to a wheelchair or unable to climb steps.

Anyone who can't climb stairs wasnt really the problem here nor was he commenting as such.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:56 PM

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