“Additionally, this airline will likely look at future events of this kind with increased wisdom and sensitivity,” she wrote.
After her family boarded the plane, Sedway said an airline representative also boarded the plane and told Sedway she could not fly without a doctor’s note.
Sedway posted video of her being removed from the flight on her Facebook page Monday.
"I'm being removed as if I'm a criminal or contagious because I have cancer," she says in the video. "My family is being forcibly removed from the airplane because I have cancer."
Sedway and her family spent another night in Hawaii before being allowed to board a plane the next day back home to California.
Alaska Airlines said in a statement that the situation “could have been handled differently.”
“We regret the inconvenience Ms. Sedway experienced yesterday and are very sorry for how the situation was handled,” the airline wrote to ABC News on Tuesday. “Her family’s tickets have been refunded and we’ll cover the cost of her family’s overnight accommodations in Lihue. While our employee had the customer’s well-being in mind, the situation could have been handled differently.”
Sedway told ABC News that her family discussed how to handle the situation during their flight home Tuesday and came to the decision to donate the ticket reimbursement money.
“[We] decided how we wanted this situation to conclude,” Sedway wrote.