11-year-old in wheelchair reportedly denied entrance because her wheels would ruin the carpet.
Lexi Haas, a wheelchair-bound 11-year-old girl who has Kernicterus, a neurological disorder associated with cerebral palsy, was reportedly turned away from a Georgia museum because her wheelchair would supposedly get the carpets dirty. Haas is physically non-functional, but her family wanted to bring her to The Ships of the Sea Musuem in Savannah, Georgia. When she was allegedly denied entrance to the museum, her father took to Facebook and posted the story—which eventually gained her national attention. The museum's website says it can accommodate people with special needs.