Valley Man Will Receive New Customized Wheelchair after 2-Month Debate with Airline

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 November 19, 2018 8:26 PM November 19, 2018 in News

UPDATE (11/23): A Valley man says he's expecting a new wheelchair soon after a two-month long debate with United Airlines. 

He says someone with the airline damaged his customized wheelchair after he checked in for a flight. 

Mike Beegum is a professional gamer who competes even though he can't use his arms or feet. 

Beegum was told his replacement wheelchair should arrive in late December or early January. 


WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley family is now taking legal action against an airline after learning the airline would not cover damage expenses for a wheelchair.

Mike Begum says his wheelchair was damaged at the baggage claim area at United Airlines.

 He says the airline got back with him and said they cannot pay for a customized wheelchair.

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