July 17th, 2014
10:25 AM ET

Lowe's Employees Come Through in a Big Way for Wheelchair-Bound Veteran

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," generous employees go above and beyond for an American veteran helpless on the floor. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Michael Solsona lost his legs in Vietnam when he was 20-years-old, and has since used a wheelchair to get around.

Yet Michael's current wheelchair is old and in poor condition; he has been asking and waiting for a new wheelchair from the VA for years.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given recent revelations, his requests to the VA have fallen on deaf ears.

When Michael visited a Lowe's on Staten Island last week, his wheelchair finally fell apart, right under him.

Michael and his wife, Frieda, were stuck - or so they thought.

"I said, 'Oh no Michael, what are we going to do? We don't have any tools. And he said, 'Hello are you crazy? We're in Lowe's. We're in the tool capitol of the world!'" Frieda recalled.

The Solsonas planned to take the wrecked wheelchair home and fix it themselves, but three employees weren't having it.

Over the course of 45 minutes, they repaired Michael's wheelchair.

The good news, though, doesn't end there.

Michael's story went viral, garnering enough attention for the VA to take notice.

They finally sent Michael a new wheelchair.

The wheelchair fixed by the employees will now be his trusted backup.

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  1. Dan

    Kudos to the Lowes employees! The sad thing is, the gov't-run healthcare disaster called the VA didn't help this veteran until they were SHAMED into it because this became a national news story. Kudos to Lowes, kudos to CNN, shame shame SHAME on the VA!

    July 21, 2014 at 9:37 am | Reply

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