Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made public on Wednesday that she won’t be able to walk without assistance for at least there months. DeVos had a cycling accident last month that broke her pelvis and hip socket.
The Secretary of Education appeared at a Heritage Foundation even in Washington, DC to advocate for school choice. She told the audience that she would be using a wheelchair for an amount of time as she recovers from the accident.
“I was ejected rather forcefully from my bike and landed squarely on my left hip and broke my pelvis in three places and my hip socket,” said DeVos, seated in a wheelchair.
“So it was a very painful injury,” the secretary continued. “I still have some pain but it’s getting better. The worst part about it is that I can’t put weight on my left leg for three months. So I’m learning to navigate around with a walker and obviously I inherited my father’s wheelchair.”
Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, expounded on DeVos’ resiliency. “I think it sends a positive, wonderful message that you cannot keep a good woman down.”
This was one of the secretary’s first public appearances since the accident. DeVos, 61, gave full support to the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, a federally funded school voucher program for DC children in its 15th year. The program requires congressional approval and will likely face greater scrutiny not that the Democrats control of the House.
“It is unconscionable in my view to use this program as a political football for the kids who are being served,” DeVos said.
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Credit: NY Post