A 67-year-old woman was reportedly left in a wheelchair overnight at Chicago O’Hare International Airport after her American Airlines flight to Detroit, Mich., was canceled.
Olimpia Warsaw had flown into Illinois to attend a relative’s funeral. After the service, Warsaw was to catch a flight back home to Michigan, her son Claude Coltea told CBS Chicago.
Warsaw, who has trouble communicating and walking due to Parkinson’s and diabetes, uses a wheelchair. Coltea said he took his mother up to her flight gate and spoke to the agent there to confirm his mom would be taken care of.
“I walked with [my mom] all the way to her gate,” he said to CBS. “I confirmed with the gate agent that the flight was on time. Everything was ok. She said, ‘Yup, all’s fine. We’ll take good care of your mom’.”
However, Warsaw did not make it back to Detroit that night.