Grocery Store Equips Specialized Cart After Hearing One Little Girl Couldn't Ride The Regular Carts Due To Her Disability
Going to the grocery store is one of those things that most us do without even thinking about - it's just something that we do. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to be able to do that. For people with disabilities (and/or their caregivers), even a simple trip to the store can present a lot of issues. Take, for instance, the case of Colorado mom Melody Leach.
Her 2-year-old daughter Beatrice has cerebral palsy which has prevented her from hitting numerous developmental milestones for a child her age. One of the things that she can't do like other kids is ride in the toddler seat of a standard grocery cart. As a result, shopping has become a unique challenge for Melody, who either has to push Beatrice's wheelchair along with the cart, or jerry-rig some soda cartons to create a makeshift seat for her daughter.
After hearing of this issue, the store manager decided to do something. He'd had experience with cerebral palsy before - a friend's brother also suffered from it - and so he put in a request for a specialized cart that Beatrice would be able to sit in comfortably that would also allow her mom to get the chores done. The employees even decked it out in pink and dubbed it "Beatrice's Cart." The smile on Beatrice's face when she gets to try it says everything that needs to be said about their touching gesture.