Mom says airline humiliated daughter with special needs

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Updated: Thursday, January 1 2015

(ABC News) – A mother on a mission to draw attention to the “humiliating” way she says a United Airlines flight attendant treated her daughter with special needs is catching fire on social media, with users calling out the airline on Twitter.

#UnitedWithIvy is the hashtag Elit Kirschenbaum, a Short Hills, New Jersey, mom of four, including 3-year-old stroke survivor Ivy, wants the public to use to get an apology for her family from the airline. Ivy also has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy.

Kirschenbaum was traveling on a Dec. 30 flight from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to Newark, she told ABC News.

She and her husband had purchased a seat in economy class for Ivy, Kirschenbaum said, because she is aware of the federal safety regulations requiring everyone older than 2 to purchase their own seat. But because of Ivy’s challenges, she is not able…

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