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NY1: Legendary Advocate of NYC Disability Community Dead at 69

Edith Prentiss was tough, and boy was she a force to be reckoned with when she was battling for the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities.

Prentiss was a legendary fighter perhaps because she new what it was like to be abled-bodied. She began using a wheelchair 25 years ago because of severe asthma and other debilitating health conditions. She then dueled with policymakers over the lack of accessibility to parks, taxis, police precincts, and most especially public transportation.

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