Thomas Sawyer went through the scan at the Detroit airport. His urostomy bag from a previous surgery prompted a pat-down, during which the TSA agent violated the seal, the bag broke and Mr. Sawyer was suddenly covered in his own urine.
Sawyer, a Special Ed teacher said he had to insist that he be patted-down in private. He tried to explain that he was a bladder cancer survivor and had a urostomy bag that had a seal to keep urine from leaking. The TSA agents were not interested, and they broke the seal.
On his way to a wedding in Orlando, Sawyer said he was humiliated and crying, and had to board the flight wet, soaked in his own urine – then wait until the flight was in the air and he could enter the toilet to try to clean up.
Sawyer wears pants two sizes too large in order to accommodate the medical equipment he wears. He’d taken off his belt to go through the scanner and once in the office with security personnel, his pants fell down around his ankles. “I had to ask twice if it was OK to pull up my shorts,” said Sawyer, “And every time I tried to tell them about my medical condition, they said they didn’t need to know about that.”
Mr. Sawyer, along with all of us, is the victim of our government practicing politically correct Islam. There has to be another way. Thomas Sawyer’s story could be yours or mine.