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Mom of Severely Disabled Son Asks Her Supermarket To Help Make Food Shopping Easier; Their Response Will ASTOUND You
We would think that grocery shopping should be a fairly easy task, but for Gina Gran of Ireland, shopping at the supermarket was a nightmare. Having to negotiate between pushing her disabled son in his wheelchair and pushing a shopping cart at the same time was difficult, to say the least. When she mentioned her weekly trouble to the supermarket, though, she never expected the response they'd give her.
Gran's son, Francis, has mitochondrial disease, which affects his cells. He is completely unable to move or walk, so he gets around with the use of a wheelchair, pushed by Gran.
Whenever she went food shopping, she would either have to place her son in the basket of the cart or push his wheelchair while trying to hold onto several baskets at once. Or, if he was sleeping, she would leave him in the car with his older brother while she raced around the store trying to grab everything as quickly as she could.
After one particularly stressful visit, she pleaded with the management of the grocery store to help ease her shopping experience. To her surprise, they heard her request loud and clear.
The store actually managed to have a special shopping cart made that would both allow Gran to shop and securely fasten her son into the cart.
Gran said, "The last few times I was in I asked the manager, John, to look into special trolleys for older disabled children. I never expected anything to come of it, to be honest. When I went in on Friday I was expecting to have to do the same thing, for it to be stressful. Then one of the staff came over to me and Francis and said they had our trolley."
The cart features a specially-sized, padded seat, head support and safety harnesses, so Francis can remain safely seated while his mom shops.
Said Gran, "If I won the lottery, I couldn't have been happier. It was amazing, I haven't stopped smiling since.
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