A dying woman says a a security pat-down at Sea-Tac Airport left
her embarrassed in front of crowds of people. Michelle Dunaj says
screeners checked under bandages from recent surgeries and refused
to give her a private search when she requested one. Dunaj, who is
dying of leukemia, carried a large amount of prescription drugs
through Sea-Tac to head to Hawaii for what would be one of the
last trips of her life.
A machine couldn’t get a reading on her saline bags, so a TSA
agent forced one open, contaminating the fluid she needs to
survive. She says agents also made her lift up her shirt and pull
back the bandages holding feeding tubes in place. Dunaj needs
those tubes because of organ failure.