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Hardware Store Employees Build a Free Walker for a Toddler

Logan of Cedartown, Georgia has hypotonia, a muscular disorder. It's very difficult for him to walk. His family's medical insurance doesn't cover a walker, so they decided to build one of their own. They went to their local Home Depot hardware store for the necessary components. When the employees there heard what the family was trying to do, they leaped into action. 5 News reports:

“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 said. “Other associates started jumping in and when the family came back it was done.”
In no time, the boy was wheeling around the store with a huge smile on his face.
“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 said.

-via Debby Witt

Photo: Kaitlyn Ross

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I am not sure about the premise of the story. The below link shows that a child's walker can be had for under $40. That might be under the insurance company's co-pay amount, but that is far from them refusing to pay for it. When one includes that cost of items from Home Depot ($16 in PVC pipe, $12 for connectors, $4 for glue, $10 for wheels, $4 for hardware (not to mention the tools)) the difference in cost between a commercial, safe walker and this one is silly-small.Not to mention that the commercial walker will grow with the child and this one will be too small very shortly which means the family will have to build another one.
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