After the Americans with Disabilities Act came into force in 1990, getting around busy cities became somewhat easier for the physically disabled. The main purpose of the law is to protect less able people from discrimination. But despite appropriate modifications being made at train stations, health centers and the like, there will still always be some things that are overlooked.
Monica Ward Scharrer from Mount Sinai, New York, has a son named Chris with cerebral palsy. He requires a wheelchair for mobility, and the chair’s considerable size and whopping 350-pound weight often make it hard to maneuver. Nonetheless, the pair don’t let this stop them from venturing out.
In October 2017 the mother and son set off to see the New York Rangers play arch-rivals the New York Islanders. They took the subway to the stadium and settled down in their seats to take in the game. It was a perfect outing and both mom and son were thrilled to be able to cheer on the players together. With a long history between the two teams, it was sure to be a great contest.