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Sun May 26, 2019, 08:04 PM

Home Depot employees build walker for toddler amid concerns about insurance coverage

Employees at a Georgia Home Depot banded together to build a walker for the child of a customer whose insurance wouldn’t cover it, according to KFSM News.

Christian Williams Moore’s son Logan has hypotonia, making walking without assistance difficult, according to the news outlet. Moore, concerned the family’s insurance wouldn’t cover a walker, visited the store to buy components to make one out of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, piping.

"My store manager heard about this and we went over to them looked at their plans and said we got this so we started putting it together told the family to go and enjoy ice cream and come back in a hour," Jeffrey Anderson told the news outlet. "Other associates started jumping in and when the family came back it was done."

"Everyone was crying to see Logan walk around with the biggest smile on his face and when the family tried to pay us we said, ‘No way this one is on us,'" Anderson added.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/445623-home-depot-employees-build-walker-for-toddler-amid-concerns

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Reply Home Depot employees build walker for toddler amid concerns about insurance coverage (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 26 OP
SHRED May 26 #1
GeoWilliam750 May 26 #2
sheshe2 May 26 #8
Salviati May 26 #3
liberalmuse May 26 #4
Doreen May 26 #7
area51 May 26 #12
Iggo May 26 #13
appalachiablue May 26 #5
Honeycombe8 May 26 #6
left-of-center2012 May 26 #11
mucifer May 27 #16
Marie Marie May 26 #9
iluvtennis May 26 #10
donkeypoofed May 27 #14
orleans May 27 #15

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:09 PM

1. Heart warming 💜

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:14 PM

2. The world is full of really kind people

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:40 PM

8. It is, Geo. This is an amazing story of the goodness of people.

What a beautiful, sweet smile of joy on his face with his rock on t-shirt.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:30 PM

3. This is one of those stories that is supposed to be heartwarming...

... but the appropriate response should be rage. What is wrong with the healthcare in this country that parents can't afford to get a walker for their child. Republicans care more for a barely differentiated mass of cells than they do for a toddler. As far as they're concerned, as soon as you're out of the womb, you should be pulling yourself up by your bootiestraps.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:38 PM

4. I felt both.

In a sane society where wealth is abundant, no one should have to scramble for resources and ideas to provide for their children what they pay insurance to provide. Healthcare should not be for-profit. No one should have to go to a hardware store to construct a makeshift walker, and no one should have to open up a Go Fund Me page to pay for health services. It's beyond shameful and the American people need to ensure our tax dollars benefit the many, not benefit the uber wealthy or towards making mass weapons of war.

On the other hand, I love reading stories where people help each other without expecting anything in return. This was a wonderful thing these people did.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:29 PM

7. OK, my first thought was, those

MOFO'n politician repukes want to force people to crawl. Fckn bastards! Then I felt happy that there are people out there that are honestly good.

I do not know if this post is going to get removed but I feel I at least told the truth.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:58 PM

12. Thank goodness these kind employees stepped in,

but as you said, this should not have been necessary. We need comprehensive Medicare for All. If you agree, please contact Nancy Pelosi's office and ask her to support it.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:16 PM

13. Walk and chew gum. (n/t)

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:24 PM

5. K & R. THIS is America

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:28 PM

6. That's amazing! There's orange pvc pipe? And wheels to match?

How is that possible? Those wheels blow me away. The design is great. The front part goes up a bit to the curve, keeping the tykes little hands from sliding forward, and there's a bar in the back to help keep him from falling backward, and for stability. Great design!

What an adorable little boy!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:44 PM

11. I might have added a seat

I'm influenced by my having a seated four wheeled walker myself.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:19 AM

16. Yeah, but they did it in an hour.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:06 PM

9. Look at that smile on the little guy's face.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:42 PM

10. Aww, so sweet. Enjoy that walker Logan -- there re good & decent ppl in the world.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 12:03 AM

14. OMG - I am crying right now. What a cutie he is.

This makes me remember that there are more good people on this planet than bad. What an awesome story. That is for sharing OP.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 12:05 AM

15. these insurance companies need to go n/t

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