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West Roxbury Transcript: Road of Independence

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West Roxbury Transcript: Road of Independence

January 27, 2014

A former manager of medical education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cullinane is now enjoying a retirement defined by nights out with friends and active participation in the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

But for someone like Cullinane, who uses a wheelchair due to a chronic, progressive form of MS, such an active lifestyle would be difficult without access to a dependable, handicapped-friendly form of transportation.

That’s why for over two decades she has turned to The Ride, a paratransit service run by the MBTA.

“It’s how I function,” said Cullinane, a Parkway native who now lives at West Roxbury’s Deutsches Altenheim.

It’show I get around.”

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