TSA Inspects Bandages Of Woman Dying With Leukemia
October 11, 2012 by Bryan Nash
Michelle Dunaj made one last trip before she enters hospice on Oct. 17. The Michigan native who is facing death as a result of leukemia flew to Hawaii. But the Transportation Security Administration put a damper on the trip.
Dunaj received a full pat-down. She alleges that TSA officials made her pull up her shirt and pull back bandages in front of other travelers.
“My issue is: It was in front of everyone, and everyone was looking at me like I was a criminal or like I was doing something wrong,” said Dunaj. “It shouldn’t have been in front of everyone. I asked them if they thought that was an appropriate location, and they told me that everything was fine.”
Danaj also claims that an agent punctured a bag of saline that she carries for medical reasons.
TSA Northwest Region spokeswoman Lorie Dankers responded to the incident: “We have determined that our screening procedures were followed.”
She added, “We work to make our screening procedures as minimally invasive as possible while providing the level of security that the American people want and deserve.”