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Michael Sulsona of Staten Island, New York, has not led an easy life. The former Marine lost both of his legs in the Vietnam War when he was 20 years old, according to WABC. Sulsona has since used a wheelchair.
Last Monday, his wheelchair broke in a Lowe's store in Staten Island, and he found himself in a desperate situation. In a letter to Staten Island Advance, Sulsona wrote that three compassionate employees, David, Marcus, and Souleyman, sprung into action and placed him in a separate chair while they worked on repairing the wheelchair.
"The actions of these three employees at Lowe's showed me there are some who still believe in stepping to the plate," the veteran wrote. Sulsona left the store filled with gratitude, and with a wheelchair that he says was "like new."
The veteran was especially moved by the employees' actions, as he says he had been waiting for two years for a new wheelchair to be issued from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and that the agency told him that he is not eligible for a spare wheelchair.
"We were very sorry to hear about the reported circumstances surrounding Mr. Sulsona’s request for a new wheelchair," a VA spokesperson told the outlet. "We quickly investigated and can report the veteran’s new custom wheelchair was delivered to him today and it along with his back up will be serviced by the VA as needed."
originally posted by: roadgravel
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: roadgravel
No, they did it after close on their own time...
Then i retract my positive statement about Lowe's. They probably waited until after shift so they wouldn't get in trouble. Lowe's get no credit.
After seeing what happened, three employees at the store told him, "we're not leaving here until the wheelchair is fixed," and proceeded to repair the broken parts.
"No one needed permission, there were no forms to fill out, no incident reports -- they just saw a guy in trouble and helped," he said of the three workers.
originally posted by: PhoenixOD
Only in America is it ground breaking news that one person helped another when they didn't have to. lol