Lowe's Employee Goes Above And Beyond, Builds Life-Changing Apparatus For Family

April 8, 2023

A family trip to a Lowe's hardware store in Pennsylvania turned into a life-changing moment they will never forget.

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William / Credit: FOX 29 Philadelphia

Mark and Jessica Getty try to make life easier for their son, William, who was born with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy. They wanted to build him a set of parallel bars to help him learn how to walk.

While searching for materials at Lowe's they met employee Dave Urban, who did more than just point them in the right direction.

After seeing William in his wheelchair and learning what the family desired, Urban spent half an hour fitting and cutting PVC pipes to the specifications the family researched and found.

"Then came the test. Will got up, out of his wheelchair and grabbed a hold of those bars," Urban told Fox 29. "I think you saw that courageous smile of his. Sense of pride, it keeps getting me."

The family says it meant the world to them. Will can use the parallel bars to practice walking forward, side to side and to pull himself up to stand.

"It was evident that it meant a lot to Dave, too, because he started to tear up, as we were, as he was building and it was just really cool," Mark Getty said.

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