thank you Barbara for publishing this letter on TABI. I think it will serve to energize and motivate others to write. I'm sorry to hear about your injury; I hope it heals fast. Chip -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara Lineberry Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:18 PM To: nova2010project@xxxxxxxxxx Cc: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Big problem with transportation I am a sighted member of The Tallahassee Council of the Blind and have been following the many comments about nova 2010 on TABI.. I also have severe orthopedic problems. I had to use Dial-a-Ride and Big Bend for four months last year and then found myself being able to drive again. This afternoon I injured my right shoulder and upper arm more severely. Both shoulders (rotator cuffs) are torn, but I was able to drive before which I do by hand controls as my legs have no strength to drive. But now I'm going to be needing Dial-a-Ride and Big Bend again. I can't walk to a further place to be picked up. I am writing to let you know that I'm one of the seniors with severe problems that require your help. I have heard that you consider requests to other than doctors to be secondary and usually won't schedule them. I try very hard to not use you more than necessary. I very much appreciated your help in the first four months of last year and I'd used you also at an earlier time. The paratransit service is of paramount importance to the quality of life of many people who can't drive. Please know that I am one of many. I've heard that your hotline is only taking messages so I'm writing which is not easy. Thank you for your consideration. Barbara Lineberry bkblpp@xxxxxxxxxxxx Phone: 668-0762 Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.