By James K. Baughman, Associated Press, Vancouver International Airport, Feb. 21, 2018 3:01:31A woman who refused a Vancouver International airport passenger’s request to give her wheelchair and other personal items to help her get home is receiving more support from others in the city’s public transit system, with a group of people sharing her story on social media.
Bridget Hogg, of Vancouver, has been driving for Metro Vancouver Transit since November after her car broke down in the airport parking lot.
The TTC has been in touch with Hogg’s family, who is supportive and has donated items to the family.
Hogg said she’s been able to share the story with others to help raise awareness of her situation.
She said she doesn’t have a wheelchair, but her daughter has been able a few times.
Haggs daughter, Emily, was one of two people who helped her get a wheelchair to the airport.
She’s since had it replaced.
Emily Hogg said that she’s grateful for the support.
“I’m just so grateful,” Hogg told CBC News.
“I think it’s the most amazing feeling.”
Metro Vancouver Transit said that Hoggs family, along with other passengers, helped her find the right vehicle.
Hgg said she and her daughter had a busy day, but that the family has been sharing the story to help people understand the severity of her problem.
“We’re just trying to raise awareness,” she said.
Hogs family said it is still difficult to accept the situation.
“My daughter is an addict and she’s so fragile, she can’t control herself,” Hogs mother said.
“She’s been in jail three times.
She needs help.”
Hoggs daughter said she is hoping that other passengers who may have similar problems will share their stories.
“It really gives me hope,” Emily Hogg added.