EUGENE, Ore. -- A Eugene woman is heartbroken after seeing dozens of comments on social media criticizing her for sharing her story about not being able to get on an Lane Transit District bus because there was no room for her and her wheelchair.
KEZI 9 News spoke with Reanna Hensley on Tuesday at the same bus stop she said she was left behind at last week. Since the story aired, some viewers suggested she was using her disability to get special treatment.
Adam Fury commented on the post, "So if the bus is full why should someone have to get off to make room for someone in a wheelchair? Isn't that discrimination as well? Why is one person more important than the other?"
KEZI spoke with Serena Johnson who rides the LTD bus regularly from the Lane Community College campus. She said she was taken aback by the negativity.
"Rude, and it’s kind of sad,” Johnson said. “I think we should be nicer in general, and that's kind of selfish in a way because she can't even walk."
Hensley said she does not think she’s more important -- she just wants to be treated fairly.
“All I'm expecting is that the bus driver asks people to move, which is what the ADA law requires them to do, and people consider giving me a space," Hensley said.
Hensley said she appreciates those who have shown their support of her.
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