Target has been in the news lately–and not in a good way. The discount store has been the focus of attention because of it’s policy of letting people use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender they identify with. And that has ignited a boycott.
But this story isn’t about THAT policy. It’s about another policy that Rebecca Bell, of Rockville, UT, discovered when she stopped by her local Target a few days ago. Bell, a mom of three, has a 5-year-old named Emma with cerebral palsy. Emma can’t walk without a walker or wheelchair. She can’t speak (but she has a wicked laugh, according to her mom).
Bell found out that her local store had a Caroline’s Cart that was perfect for Emma. The carts are specially designed with a large seat for older kids and adults with special needs; that way, parents and caregivers don’t have struggle with a wheelchair AND a cart as they shop. And as of March, most Target stores across the country have at least one of these carts–and possibly more.
Bell was so thrilled that she took a photo of Emma in the cart and posted it to Facebook, writing, “This is a game changer for families like mine. It means I can shop without having to push a cart and pull a wheel chair. It means my little girl can participate in one more aspect of life.”
Her only regret? That the news about the cart isn’t dominating the headlines about Target.
via FB Newswire