Parenting a child who is differently abled comes with its unique challenges. For Melody Leach, hers was grocery shopping.
Her almost-three-year-old daughter, Beatrice has cerebral palsy and can’t walk, talk, or crawl. Her vision is also limited.
So when Beatrice outgrew the seat in a typical shopping cart, Melody had no choice but to use one hand to push a wheelchair and use the other hand to carry a basket. Needless to say, it wasn’t easy—not for mother and not for child.
But when Melody expressed her struggles to management, the store stepped in and bought Beatrice a special set of wheels from Caroline’s Cart. The result was absolutely game-changing for the special needs family.
Shopping in a supermarket can be an overwhelming and frightening experience for many people with autism.