|Published:||Dec 13, 2010 11:49 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 13, 2010 7:46 PM EST|
NORTH PORT, Fla. - A cancer patient from Michigan is stranded in Southwest Florida, and running out of medication. She lost her driver's license, and now, can't buy a plane ticket home
Adonia Langmaid depends on Lovenox shots twice a day. "It's a blood thinner, Lovenox, I had a blood clot in my lung already," Adonia said.
She has stage 4 cancer and recently had liver surgery. "They took 40% of it out."
Adonia flew from Michigan to recover at her parents home in North Port. But when she got to the Detroit airport, she realized she'd lost her driver's license. So she tried other options. "My checkbook, credit cards, anything in my wallet that had my name on it, and he let me pass," Adonia said.
The T.S.A. is now looking into why. Her new struggle is getting home. When her father called A.A.A. to book a ticket, "They said they can not do that without a picture I.D.," Loyd Langmaid said.
So he called a travel agency, then Spirit Airlines. "Gotta have a picture I.D.," Loyd said.
Making matters worse, Adonia's meds only last through Tuesday. When her doctor called in a prescription to Walgreens, "They would not accept my insurance because it was medicaid from Michigan," Adonia said.
Without insurance, her shots cost $200 a day.
We contacted Spirit Airlines who tell us, you can purchase a ticket, but a valid U.S. photo I.D. is required to check-in. "I got caught in the system and I'm just going to have to dig my way out," Adonia said.
Her family in Michigan mailed her a few more shots, along with her social security card, birth certificate, expired license and passport. They're hoping that gets her home.
If you lose your license while traveling, the T.S.A. tells us you'll need two alternate forms of I.D., such as a social security card, birth certificate, marriage license, or credit card.
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