Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy gets gift of mobility

(CNN) Typically, when Adam Catlin walks into Walmart to start his shift, he does so with the help of his walker. 

He sits on a chair to greet customers with his walker by his side. 

But that’s all about to change for the Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy, who has fought to keep working at this store in Pennsylvania. 

From now on, when Adam goes to work, it will be in a powered wheelchair — a gift from workers at a custom wheelchair company inspired by his story.

“It’s going to open up a whole new world for me,” Catlin said. 

Michael Dicello is a rehab product specialist at Quantum Rehab, which is based out of Duryea, Pennsylvania. Dicello saw Adam featured on his local news station after Adam was told his job description was changing. 

Adam would have had to perform new tasks he couldn’t do because of his cerebral palsy. 

So the staff at Quantum Rehab stepped in. 

“It makes it easier to go outside, cruise the neighborhood,” Catlin said. 

The I-Level power wheelchair tilts back and elevates up, so Adam can reach for things and greet people at eye level. 

“He has the ability to adjust his speeds,” Dicello said. “Everything is adjustable on this chair. Because as things change with Adam, this chair will change with him.”

The chair is customized for Adam, right down to the color, orange for his favorite baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles. He even plans to take his new wheelchair on his next big adventure. 

“I’m going to Disney World in September,” he said. “So I’m going to take it there and cruise at Disney.”

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