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by car to Washington, D.C., Orlando, Montreal, Maine, New Hampshire, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. But after Sherin's mother died, Sherin felt the pull to take his children to see his mother's homeland. Rani refused to suffer further humiliation and discomfort by airport security. Sherin was patient in his attempts to change his wife's mind, and, finally, she acquiesced. To Rani's delight, she found traveling abroad in 2011 an easier, more disability-friendly experience than she had experienced in the United States. "Ben was treated with respect. Accommodations were made for equipment, medicine was tested without fuss, and my family was not rushed along. I was finally able to satisfy my hunger for travel with all of my children in tow," exclaims Rani. WORLD CITIZENS: cives mundi For the next six years, the Elwys made one international trip per year, including to England, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, France, Italy, and back to Germany. Traveling as a family gave Rani insight into a country's attitudes towards its most vulnerable citizens. She explains, "Psychologists often talk about 'helping behavior,' which many countries we have visited exhibit through accessible planning and kind citizenship, thereby creating a culture of inclusiveness." – Rani Elwy 93 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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