LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA.com) — As the mother of a child with special needs, Jessica Pluckett was used to the challenge of pushing both a grocery shopping cart and her son’s wheelchair at the same time.
Often, she would pull one and push the other. She called it “the train ride,” and would often knock into items and block the way for other shoppers.READ MORE: FBI Offers $20K Reward For Couple Who Went On The Run After Being Convicted In COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
But after her local Canyon Hills grocery store purchased a more accommodating shopping cart made with the parents of special needs children in mind, life has gotten easier for Pluckett. Now, she can put her son and the groceries in the same cart.READ MORE: Brush Fire Burning Near 5 Freeway In Pyramid Lake Area
It all started when Pluckett did some research and found the special chair, called “Caroline’s Cart.”
She contacted her local Stater Brothers, and was floored to hear back that the store decided to purchase the cart.MORE NEWS: Antelope Valley Fair Cancelled Due To Logistics Of COVID-19 Safety Protocols
“It means the world to me,” she said. “When I found out they did get the cart, I cried my eyes out, because something so small to other people is massively big to us.”