2-Year-Old Boy Gets a Walker from Home Depot Employees so He Could Get Around
Little boy with a walking disorder beats the odds as he is able to get on his feet with the help of some well-meaning adults.
Christian and Justine were unhappy as they learned that their little son, Logan is unable to make proper use of his legs due to a condition called hypotonia — a condition which makes stability almost impossible.
Speaking with CNN, Logan’s mom explained that her son’s physical therapist suggested they get a gait trainer to help him walk properly. But this could not be done as the family’s insurance did not cover for such.
The couple, however, got an idea as they turned to YouTube for DIY tutorials where they found one on how to make a gait trainer out of PVC pipes. Arriving at a store to get the necessary items, Justine explained that she requested help with how to get the supply list.
Logan’s mom couldn't believe what happened next as she got not one but two pairs of hands in the person of the store manager and another staff member at the store who were willing to not only get her the supplies but also set it up.
THAT FACE! Logan's family was worried that their insurance wouldn't pay for the walker that the little boy needed. So Home Depot workers build boy's walker out of PVC piping and in no time, the boy was wheeling around the store with a huge smile on his face. 💓 pic.twitter.com/IVkBXEllWF— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) May 27, 2019
“They started getting the parts together and told us they would put it together and would not charge us for it. They told us to go get ice cream and come back in an hour,”
“I couldn't believe they were willing to do that. It took everything I had not to cry because it hasn't been an easy road for my son. He has had a hard time doing things that would be easy for most children his age,”
One of the men who lent a helping hand also went to his Facebook page as he expressed his joy for Logan, who has begun to walk.
Another kid, Aubrey Garcia, 7, rose above spina bifida, a health condition that affected her since she was just a baby, and left her legs nonfunctional. However, Aubrey proved to be a fighter as she not only learned to walk but also ran her first track race to the amazement of her parents.
Aubrey’s mom, Chelsea Garcia, described her daughter as “headstrong,” and went on to mention that the little girl strived to walk as she is a brave kid. Garcia said:
“She’s very headstrong, and she won’t be stopped from doing anything, and she’s not fazed by learning how to do things differently.”
On the day of the event, the little girl who believed in herself wowed the spectators as they cheered and celebrated her. Although Aubrey stumbled towards the finish line, she received a standing ovation from the crowd as a result of her show of bravery.