YORK, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania store greeter with cerebral palsy has learned how much he means to his customers, who banded together to help fund a new wheelchair for him.
Chris Veseth has worked at Lowe’s in Springettsbury Township for 17 years, where he’s known for his warm smile and positive attitude.
He tells the York Daily Record his wheelchair was falling apart, and was being held together by heavy-duty tape.
A co-worker helped 38-year-old Veseth set up a GoFundMe page to offset the $8,000 cost of a new wheelchair. By Thursday, they’d raised over $27,000.
The additional money will be used to fly him to California to be fitted for the chair. Anything leftover will go to his twin sister, who also has cerebral palsy.
Veseth says he’s overwhelmed by so much kindness.