Man Becomes Distressed Because He Can’t Bring His Life Size Cutout Of Trump To Dialysis
A Florida man says he upset because he recently learned he cannot bring his life-size cutout of President Donald Trump to his dialysis appointments for emotional support.
ABC News reports Nelson Gibson of Port St. Lucie was initially told by the dialysis treatment center that his family couldn’t sit with him during his hours-long treatments. So he started to bring in a picture of President Trump as a form of emotional support.
“It just feels like bringing something from home to make you comfortable,”
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Gibson continued to bring the photo to his treatments and eventually created the life-size cutout. However, he became disappointed on Tuesday when the staff at the Fresenius Kidney Care prevented him from bringing in his life-size Trump cut out.
“They told me it was too much and it wasn’t a rally,”
His son Eric says the policy is unfair because they allowed patients to bring in items that give them comfort during sessions:
“What I would really like to happen is for them not to infringe upon my father’s freedom of expression and speech and allow him to bring in the lifesize cardboard cutout that takes up less service area than a garbage can,”
A statement was released by the center’s spokesman who said the matter is based on safety and infection control issues:
“While we cannot discuss any specific individual, we strongly support the ability of all our patients to express their views, which includes bringing reasonably sized items into our dialysis centers that do not create safety or infection control issues, or interfere with caregivers on the treatment floor,