Vietnam veteran’s wheelchair ‘fell apart’ in Lowes, employees rushed to repair it

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Sulsona was shopping in Lowes when his wheelchair broke down, but three employees were quick to lend a helping hand.

When a Vietnam veteran’s wheelchair “fell apart” while he was shopping in a Mariners Harbor Lowes earlier this month, several employees rushed over to help repair it.

Michael Sulsona, who lost both his legs when he stepped on a landmine in Vietnam, was in Lowes on July 7 when his only wheelchair broke down. Three employees were quick to lend a helping hand and replaced the broken parts with new ones, SI Live repots.

“Three employees, David, Marcus, and Souleyman jumped to my assistance immediately,” Sulsona said. “They placed me in another chair while they went to work.”

The team of employees worked on the chair until 45 minutes after the store closed and when it was finally back up and running, they told Sulsona it was their honor to help and sent him on his way.

“They didn’t ask any questions, didn’t feel the need to fill out any forms or make phone calls,” Sulsona said. “Someone needed help and they felt privileged to be given the opportunity.”

[ SI Live ]