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Lowe's Employees Fix Vets Wheelchair, Because VA Wouldn't
Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry

Posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by Morgana

Three unsung heroes at a Lowe’s Home Improvements store fixed a Vietnam veteran’s broken-down wheelchair, which was much more than his local Veterans Affairs office was willing to do.

He wrote this letter to his local newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, to give thanks to the men and the company that went to bat for him, when the government wouldn’t.

In 1971, I stepped on a land mine in Vietnam and lost both legs above the knee.

For the past two years, I have been waiting to receive a new wheelchair from the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have been told that I am not entitled to a spare wheelchair.

On the evening of July 7, my wheelchair fell apart again, while shopping at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in on Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor.

Three employees, David, Marcus and Souleyman jumped to my assistance immediately. They placed me in another chair while they went to work. They took the wheelchair apart and replaced the broken parts and told me, “We’re going to make this chair like new.”

(Excerpt) Read more at ktrh.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: lowes; thankslowes; thanksvets; vets; wheelchair

1 posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

All the money went to mosques overseas, and to weapons
and MANPADss for al Qaeda, and for healthcare for criminal
illegal “children”.

What did the EXEMPT Congress do about it?

They took ambien, alcohol, made themselves EXEMPT
to Law, and enjoyed their in-House brothels.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 7:15:27 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Morgana

Mean while the feds drive in freight trains full of illegals, with DHS escorts...Government looted hundreds of billions from the tax payers to subsidize millions of illegals, in just the past decade alone.

3 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Morgana

Don’t worry the FDA will sue lowes for creating a new unlicensed medical device...


4 posted on 07/14/2014 7:19:30 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Morgana

Watch Michelle horn in on this somehow.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 7:19:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: dragnet2
Mean while the feds drive in freight trains full of illegals, with DHS escorts...Government looted hundreds of billions from the tax payers to subsidize millions of illegals, in just the past decade alone.

Right you are. Here's video evidence....

Illegals bused to Walmart

6 posted on 07/14/2014 7:20:40 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Morgana

This story makes me teary-eyed...


7 posted on 07/14/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Morgana

I don’t believe a word of this, the VA is slow but not two years slow. His rating has to be 100%.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 7:40:33 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: Morgana; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Ping.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 7:42:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she does tell her to go vacation Mt. St. Helens.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3179612/posts


10 posted on 07/14/2014 7:46:13 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Thank you for posting this.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 7:48:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Tired of Taxes

Me too. Sweet story.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 7:48:51 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: GraceG

lets not forget OSHA..and the EPA....and of course the UNIONS


13 posted on 07/14/2014 7:49:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Diogenesis

so we don’t; have money for vets, VA, homeless but hey lets get billions for illegals.

The house is as much to blame as bozo the clown for this as they do nothing to stop this crap.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 7:54:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Morgana

Thank you for posting this today. Maybe, just maybe the very thing that made this country great isn’t quite dead yet.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 7:59:36 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Morgana

Are those “scientists” bat-sh!t insane? Setting off explosives at a volcano? And I thought I did stupid things...


16 posted on 07/14/2014 8:00:13 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: wastedyears

“And I thought I did stupid things...”

Same here.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 8:16:08 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: usconservative

The people no. The politicians..that’s another story.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 8:17:59 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: wastedyears

What’s stupid about it? You think the mountain is full of dynamite or something?

FR is getting too low-IQ for me.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 8:18:56 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: GreatMan

After being tricked by the Grandma saying KFC refused to serve a little girl whose face was ripped up by pit bulls, I too have become more cynical. But what do you mean that his rating mustve been 100%? What’s being measured?


20 posted on 07/14/2014 8:23:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: manc

Zero addresses other nagging issues with Executive Orders. Why not this one which would make America proud?


21 posted on 07/14/2014 8:24:11 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Morgana
Thank you for your post.
I have spent a few thousand at Lowes this year.
Now I feel better about it!
22 posted on 07/14/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Diogenesis
do you have a strategy?
do you have a plan?
are you deliberately trying to annoy freepers with your constant but general attacks on the “exempt congress”?

Your posts were old a long time ago.

23 posted on 07/14/2014 8:26:57 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

OK. Lowe’s did a great thing.

Home Depot is too busy sponsoring gay pride parades with children as grand marshals.


24 posted on 07/14/2014 8:28:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Morgana

Government (especially federal) is so inept and incompetence they same VA sent a very nice and fancy walker but we asked for a wheelchair since dying of bone cancer doesn’t let you walk.

After dad passed I called the and said “come pick it up, it’s new and we never used it (hospice did the wheelchair and took it back afterwards) and they said, “no, just keep it”.

That thing cost hundreds of dollars.

It’s completely and utterly out of control and I want a president that will fire the hell out of these people and then quit paying them for life.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 8:32:48 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: lee martell

Disability rating is complicated unless you are 100%. Limb loss is usually 100%. You go to the head of the line.

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/rates-index.asp#combined


26 posted on 07/14/2014 8:42:55 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: Morgana

Lowe’s Wheelchair Improvement Stores...(Not a division of The VA).


27 posted on 07/14/2014 8:54:07 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Texas Eagle

There is no damned way these “kids” are traveling for two weeks to get here. They’d be skin and bones. I believe they’re being bussed to within a few miles of the border and we are paying for it. I’ve seen news reports about the “beast” train but I haven’t see a reporter travel with one of them for the whole trip.


28 posted on 07/14/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Morgana

You can be sure that wheelchair was bought and paid at least 100 times over. But the VA can’t muster the effort to get it to that veteran.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: steve86

It’s a volcano...


30 posted on 07/14/2014 9:42:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: Morgana

and the libs still believe fedgov is awesome and will care the best for you, and big companies are heartless. God bless these guys, all of them.


31 posted on 07/14/2014 10:19:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

Which organization is better suited to provide efficient service to veterans — the VA or Lowe’s. If you said the VA, you are wrong. The VA couldn’t find their butts, with both hands, a cheat sheet, and a GPS.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 2:22:11 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Kansas58

Your defense of the indefensible is as wrong, FRiend,
as your defense of the EXEMPT Congress, which is laughable.

The solution is to put DOCS in charge of the VA.
If you watched/listened to/attended the hearing on
Whistleblowing last week, you would have understood.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 4:28:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: wastedyears
It’s a volcano...

An ACTIVE volcano.

34 posted on 07/15/2014 4:34:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: steve86; wastedyears

“FR is getting too low-IQ for me.”

FR is or Obama’s America?


35 posted on 07/15/2014 4:41:08 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Kansas58; Diogenesis
Your posts were old a long time ago.

Really? I can't get enough of them. But one post trying to tear down a FReeper for doing what FReepers are supposed to do, is two posts too many for me.

36 posted on 07/15/2014 7:13:43 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

I would appreciate it if everyone tried to remain on topic.

Constant repetition of memes like “exempt Congress” do not add to the debate at all.

Our job at hand is to make Congress more Conservative by going after the liberals who we can beat this year.


37 posted on 07/15/2014 8:31:22 AM PDT by Kansas58
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