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… Beautiful Job , Lowe ‘ s … [#employees stepping up for a veteran]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 23rd,2014

.. Michael Sulsona has been through a great ordeal in his life .

.. He is a Vietnam veteran , one who lost his legs when he stepped on a land mine in – country in 1971 .

.. He has had to fight to keep his wheelchair in good repair . Which , with the VA these days , is not easy …

.. but , three employees of a Lowe ‘ s Home Improvement Center on Staten Island recently really stepped up to the call …

michael sulsona

.. [h/t — SLive.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. these folks saw Michael ‘ s wheelchair going to heck in a handbasket . They also heard his story of battling with the VA over keeping it , or trying to , in good repair …. So , they stepped up .

.. they said to their store mgmt. that they were not going to leave for the day until Michael ‘ s chair was in excellent repair . Boy , oh , boy , and they did it …

.. from SLive.com …

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — From as close as Manhattan and Staten Island to the far reaches of Afghanistan, hearts have been touched by an Advance story about disabled Vietnam veteran Michael Sulsona of Graniteville. He was helped recently by three Lowe’s Home Improvement Center employees after his wheelchair fell apart in the Mariners Harbor store.

Sulsona, who lost both of his legs after stepping on a land mine in Vietnam 40 years ago, was the recipient of a random act of kindness on July 7 after his wheelchair broke. 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.

The Advance initially published a letter Sulsona wrote to the “good news editor” thanking the Lowe’s employees’ for their good deed. The Advance then wrote subsequent stories about Sulsona.

Soon after, dozens of news and social media outlets picked up the newspaper’s stories about Sulsona, who had been waiting two years for a replacement wheelchair from the Veterans Affairs (VA). While the VA came through this week with a new wheelchair for Sulsona, his initial story of appreciation went global.

.. LEC here again — thank you , Michael Sulsona , for your service and your dedication to our country . Also , thank you to Lowe ‘ s Home improvement Centers for those three people that they brought on staff that stepped up to the call …

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