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After An Injured Vet Waits 2 Years For A Wheelchair, These Lowe’s Employees Do What The VA Won’t
IJReview ^ | 7/14/14 | Caroline Schaeffer

Posted on 07/14/2014 9:22:41 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh

Veteran Michael Sulsona had been waiting on a new wheelchair from the VA for years. After receiving no help, his broke down inside a Lowe’s.

That’s when three strangers stepped in to help.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: va
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.

He lost both his legs wearing this country's uniform and he's not entitled. Meanwhile ...

1 posted on 07/14/2014 9:22:42 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

But illegal alien invaders are entitled to due process right now.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 9:24:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

You sound surprised.

This “president” and several of his cabinet once called for eliminating the VA and the vets would “Just buy their own insurance”.

Surprised to hear that? I’m not.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

God bless the good people at Lowes.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Who took the picture?


5 posted on 07/14/2014 9:31:22 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: cripplecreek

And Michelle and the girls are “entitled” to ANOTHER vacation.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 9:33:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Malone LaVeigh

You are not alone in your anger, friend...

This is an amazing story, and it does the heart good to know that there are STILL Americans out there who go above and beyond...


7 posted on 07/14/2014 9:33:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cripplecreek

exactly
“But illegal alien invaders are entitled to due process right now.”
due process, food shelter medical clothes and education
all paid for with money we don’t have to help vets

that lime POS BO and all his minions hate our country and it shows


8 posted on 07/14/2014 9:35:36 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Malone LaVeigh

God Bless Lowes’ employees. I certainlly hope that we don’t hear that the company suspended them.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Yes, meanwhile, millions of illegal aliens pour through our unprotected border and IMMEDIATELY get all of their needs taken care of.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 9:37:29 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Good story, thanks for posting.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“There is hope for humanity after all – we just have to believe in the power of the human spirit.”

Would be willing to bet God had a hand in this. I will shop at Lowe’s more often.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 9:45:44 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: ASOC

I know an ex Army Ranger than basically broke his back being let down onto a roof in Somalia then basically blowing him off the roof several stories high. Now he’s in horrible pain (legs) and they are denying him medication or treatment saying it’s unrelated to his injuries in Somalia. The guy us in so much pain he thinks about taking his own life just to end the pain!

America, where spoiled brats are given all the freebies and your vets ate thrown to the curb after walking through jungles for years in 100 + heat sleeping in tents, barely eating enough to stay alive while taking out bad guys who could much harm to U.S. citizens and they don’t even respect them for it! Makes me boiling mad!


13 posted on 07/14/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: taxcontrol

Yes.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I don’t understand why every veteran and soldier doesn’t spit every time they hear Obama’s name. Obama hates the military. They are his pawns to toy with.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219
I don’t understand why every veteran and soldier doesn’t spit every time they hear Obama’s name.

I certainly do.

Ptouie!

16 posted on 07/14/2014 10:06:28 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: cripplecreek

In better news mac daddy played rounds of golf, flew around at tax payers expanse, gave fund raiser lies, VA workers got paid bonuses and cared less about our brave vet’s.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 10:07:42 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: grobdriver
I don’t understand why every veteran and soldier doesn’t spit every time they hear Obama’s name. Because they are disciplined troops loyal to their oath. What's inside doesn't count. TC
18 posted on 07/14/2014 10:17:40 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: edwinland
Might have been another Lowe's employee and might have been another customer. We see little of the good employees who took on this task other than a partial profile of the man on the right.

This is as it should be, with the emphasis on the deed and not on the doers. Positively disgusting that the VA would put the guy through this. Positively commendable that the Lowe's employees would pick up the slack. I suspect they have a great store manager who supports this type of customer service.

19 posted on 07/14/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
God Bless people like these 3.

And, God Bless this vet for his service.

There still are good people, they just don't make the news. Pity.

20 posted on 07/14/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: ASOC

You wouldn’t believe all of the disability scams going on. Even druggies on it, overweight, you name it. I am all about compassion but these under the radar cheats are sapping the strength out of our country. All you have to do is follow one (a probably cheat) for two days and just see how able bodied they are.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 10:25:20 AM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Guy I work with is a Russian born Jew and a PhD EE, and a very capable and decent person. He recently traveled back to Russia to visit his grandmother, who is in a nursing home. I felt uncomfortable discussing the trip with him, fearing the worst, but he was effusive. He said she is receiving wonderful treatment. Seems she is a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, and the Russians take pains to care for their veterans. (She was a doctor in the Red Army.)

Sometimes, times like these, I am ashamed to be an American, until I see those wonderful young men at Loews. I hope they don’t get fired. Besides wasting company time and resources, Loews might be liable for any injures he sustains if the wheel chair fails, and besides the suits don’t want to attract more freeloaders.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Injured vets need to understand - Obama, Holder and Jeh Johnson don't care. They want money spent on the twenty million new democrats crossing open borders. They don't care about our vets. They don't care about the children either...

The dead children that strew the path to the United States, injured vets, and vets waiting for care - are part of 'democrat's revenge message'. If we don't do what democrats want they will punish us by hurting the innocent...

Evil. Orwell on speed...

23 posted on 07/14/2014 10:40:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Sometimes, times like these, I am ashamed to be an American, until I see those wonderful young men at Loews. I hope they don’t get fired. Besides wasting company time and resources, Loews might be liable for any injures he sustains if the wheel chair fails, and besides the suits don’t want to attract more freeloaders.

If Lowes cooperate headquarters is smart, they'll thank the employees for helping a customer in need. That's real service and the kind of initiative employers should love to see in their workforce.

24 posted on 07/14/2014 10:48:06 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I remember when the liberals were furious because there was some story that soldiers were buying their own underwear while deployed in Iraq.

But of course that was when bush was CIC. Now that it’s Obama, “Dude, the guy lost his legs like 40 years ago.”


25 posted on 07/14/2014 10:54:26 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I am recovering from a spinal cord injury but, am able to walk now. I have a wheelchair that is in excellent condition and would be completely honored for this Patriot to have it.


26 posted on 07/14/2014 11:42:17 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The positive PR Lowe’s is going to get from this random act of kindness is priceless.

FWIW...visiting nurses in my local do not accept walkers and wheel chairs any longer b/c, I was told, they do not have storage space for the donated items.

Lately, I’ve been going to *estate* tag sales and I can’t tell you, without sounding like I’m exaggerating, that these homes, that old folks have been in for decades are leaving behind dozens and dozens of wheelchairs/walkers/potty chairs by the truckload!

There ought to be a better way of recycling them for folks like Mr. Sulsona and others in need.


27 posted on 07/14/2014 12:24:24 PM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: ASOC
This “president” and several of his cabinet once called for eliminating the VA and the vets would “Just buy their own insurance”. Surprised to hear that? I’m not.

Actually, that wouldn't be such a bad idea if they used a voucher/subsidy system. Basically take the money put into the VA (likely even less, without the overhead costs) and let the vets use their voucher to get market-based insurance based on their individual needs.

28 posted on 07/14/2014 12:27:38 PM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Organic Panic
I remember families, years ago, chipping in to buy their deployed soldier a flak jacket...apparently things have not changed
29 posted on 07/14/2014 12:28:28 PM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: jsanders2001

Our disabled vets are the real Iron Men.


30 posted on 07/14/2014 12:30:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

> Our disabled vets are the real Iron Men.

Yep. They give so much in return for so little pay. I wouldn’t want to serve with any of the new feminized units though. I’m guessing fabulous pink uniforms made by Versaci will be the new norm within the next 5 years.


31 posted on 07/14/2014 1:10:28 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GOPJ

We live by a false creed, that government can show mercy and compassion. Compassion is a personal act. It is never corporate. Compassion is the expression of one heart to another. It cannot be legislated. The attempt to do so yields its very opposite. Putting human need in the hands of bureaucrats produces futility and tyranny. Government is constitutionally incapable of responding to individual human need.


32 posted on 07/14/2014 1:50:14 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Daffynition

Our local soroptomist club runs a thrift store which has the back room dedicated to supplying people in need of wheel chairs crutches etc. for free. Same with County nurse office. Open to donations.


33 posted on 07/14/2014 8:00:16 PM PDT by tinamina
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