Local retailer orders special needs carts

Published 2:01 am Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stephanie Fore is one excited mama.

Andalusia’s Walmart has ordered two Caroline’s Cart, which is a big deal to a mother, whose son is battling Angelman’s Syndrome.

Fore worked with Winn-Dixie two years ago to get a cart there, and has since been advocating to get them in other locations.

“I honestly would love to see every store in town get at least one cart; however, I know that some don’t event have wheelchairs, so that would need to be addressed first,” she said. “We are just so excited that we have accomplished this much already.

Fore said these carts are going to make life so much easier for so many families in the local community.

Caroline’s Cart is a shopping cart created for special needs children. It provides parents and caregivers a viable option to transport a child through a store while grocery shopping, without having the impossible task of having to maneuver a wheelchair and a traditional grocery cart at the same time.

It is named after Caroline, the special needs daughter of Drew Ann and David Long.

“I’m so proud of our local stores for stepping up to the plate and doing what needs to be done to accommodate all their customers,” Fore said.