- Jul 23, 2008
I received an email from HO late afternoon Tuesday from "Erika Myhre", Meetings Coordinator. It seems that wheelchairs will be available but I have to either find someone to push me (which I absolutely hate the idea of) or "hire" someone through Scootaround. They are not going to provide the "Temporary Assistants" as in years past. She said that if I preferred a Scooter, I would have to RENT ONE myself from Scootaround. Now when I talked to her a couple of weeks ago, she assured me that HO would PROVIDE a scooter. Now I may be wrong but I thought "provide" meant no cost... I even made the statement that I needed to know the cost to work it into my budget! Someone here said they had called the McCormick Center and that the rental was $175 for 3 days! Good grief! I sure didn't budget for that! I am so upset now because I can't cancel my airline ticket but my pain has been really bad a lot lately and I don't move very fast at all with my cane. Anyone gone in years past and needed either of these? I did email her back and ask her why I was told it would be provided and to just ask for it at the Information Desk. I cc'd my Upline Director, ED, and HD in hopes someone can find out what is going on! I know as a "mere Consultant", I don't have much pull but maybe an ED will!