Special Needs Campers Stranded For Hours On Flight
Portland, Ore. – A flight home to Portland from a summer camp for kids battling a genetic disorder turned into a nightmare for nine local families. The group was stranded at an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina Friday. Their American Airlines plane had a mechanical delay. They say the kids were stuck for hours without proper adult supervision. The Dino Doozer Foundation paid $322 extra dollars for each child to travel with an adult. Christie Hoyt tells our News Partner KGW her son was given airline snacks instead of a full meal. American Airlines says the children were kept in a dedicated room for minors in care of airlines personal at all times, but they are still conducting an investigation. Each summer local kids head to Camp New Friends in Charlottesville, Virginia. The camp is part of the Brainy Camps network. It’s a chance for kids to get away from everything that comes with fighting Neurofibromatosis (NF) and childhood cancer.
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