Skip to comments.Lowe's Employees Fix Vets Wheelchair, Because VA Wouldn't
Posted on 07/14/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by Morgana
Three unsung heroes at a Lowes Home Improvements store fixed a Vietnam veterans 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 wouldnt.
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 Lowes 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, Were going to make this chair like new.
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All the money went to mosques overseas, and to weapons
and MANPADss for al Qaeda, and for healthcare for criminal
What did the EXEMPT Congress do about it?
They took ambien, alcohol, made themselves EXEMPT
to Law, and enjoyed their in-House brothels.
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.
Don’t worry the FDA will sue lowes for creating a new unlicensed medical device...
Watch Michelle horn in on this somehow.
Right you are. Here's video evidence....
This story makes me teary-eyed...
I don’t believe a word of this, the VA is slow but not two years slow. His rating has to be 100%.
If she does tell her to go vacation Mt. St. Helens.
Thank you for posting this.
Me too. Sweet story.
lets not forget OSHA..and the EPA....and of course the UNIONS
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.
Thank you for posting this today. Maybe, just maybe the very thing that made this country great isn’t quite dead yet.
Are those “scientists” bat-sh!t insane? Setting off explosives at a volcano? And I thought I did stupid things...
“And I thought I did stupid things...”
The people no. The politicians..that’s another story.
What’s stupid about it? You think the mountain is full of dynamite or something?
FR is getting too low-IQ for me.
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?
Zero addresses other nagging issues with Executive Orders. Why not this one which would make America proud?
Your posts were old a long time ago.
OK. Lowe’s did a great thing.
Home Depot is too busy sponsoring gay pride parades with children as grand marshals.
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.
Disability rating is complicated unless you are 100%. Limb loss is usually 100%. You go to the head of the line.
Lowe’s Wheelchair Improvement Stores...(Not a division of The VA).
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.
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.
It’s a volcano...
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.
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.
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.
An ACTIVE volcano.
“FR is getting too low-IQ for me.”
FR is or Obama’s America?
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.
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.