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article imageWorkers at Lowe's repair veteran's wheelchair for free

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 16, 2014 in World
Staten Island - Michael Sulsona lost his legs in Vietnam. In his own words the Veteran's Administration had refused to give him a replacement chair. So a trio of employees caught him as he was coming in and took it upon themselves to fix his chair for him.
His story was immediately picked up by journalists in Staten Island. SILive gave a full report from the veteran himself They took the wheelchair apart and replaced the broken parts and told me, “We’re going to make this chair like new.” I left 45 minutes after closing hours in my wheelchair that was like new.
I kept thanking them and all they could say was, “It was our honor."
Shortly after the story got major coverage in the press the Veterans Administration (VA) stepped forward to give Sulsona the wheel chair they had previously told him he was not "entitled to." The VA has come under fire for quite some time from the public and from senators.
Those representing the VA have mentioned that part of this is due to the sheer demand which the country has for their services. They have given statistics on this that some on sites such as Bloomberg have called into question. A "corrosive culture" has been blamed for some problems including long waiting times for treatment.
Every day bittersweet stories of injured veterans coming home to dream weddings and dream homes play off in the media beside casualty statistics.
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