Paralyzed marine denied free entrance to Michigan's Adventure

Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:52 AM | Contributed by Dave C

Quadriplegic former Marine Joshua Hoffman waited in a van at Michigan's Adventure, hoping to see fiancee Heather Lovell in the park for an hour or two. Her father, Rockford resident Joel Lovell, explained to park staff that Hoffman is paralyzed and cannot talk. He assumed Hoffman would be admitted free. But Lovell was told he would have to pay admission for Hoffman and the nurse tending to his medical needs. No exceptions. Camille Jourden-Mark, general manager of Michigan's Adventure, said park policy does not allow any non-participants in free.

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