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What This Grocery Store Did for a Young Shopper With Cerebral Palsy Will Lift Your Heart


Everyday activities, like shopping at the grocery store, are sometimes not possible for people with special needs–and they therefore can be left out of many of life’s simplest pleasures. But for the family of a young girl with cerebral palsy, that’s changing.

girl in wheelchair

Melody Leach’s 2-year-old daughter Beatrice has the condition and is also legally blind. She can’t fit in typical grocery carts, so when it was time to go food shopping, Melody would push Beatrice in her wheelchair while balancing a small basket for her groceries. In short, this quick errand had become a hassle–while Beatrice never got to enjoy the shopping trips the way most toddlers do.

But all of that is changing now, thanks to Mike Myers, an assistant store manager at King Soopers in Loveland, Colorado. Myers had a childhood friend with cerebral palsy and knew all too well how difficult the challenges could be.

grocery cart for girl

What he and his team thoughtfully did to create a shopping cart just for Beatrice may bring you to tears–but has her all smiles. Check it out.


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