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Family: Disabled girl denied access to museum because of handicap Published: July 13, 2013

SAVANNAH, GA - A Savannah maritime museum has issued an apology after a Charlotte family says their disabled daughter was denied access because her wheelchair would "get the carpets dirty.", according to WBTV.

Dr. Ken Haas says his family, including 11-year-old Lexi, was in Savannah over the weekend when they were told they wouldn't be able to bring Lexi's wheelchair into the Ships of the Sea Museum on Sunday.

Lexi suffers from Kernicterus, a bilirubin-induced brain dysfunction, which has left her physically non-functional. The bilirubin accumulates in the gray matter of the central nervous system, potentially causing irreversible neurological damage.

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