A cafeteria worker from Oregon, USA, ended up making a special cart for a boy with dwarfism because he had a hard time getting his lunch.
Julian Worsham of Beaverton, Oregon, has achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism and goes to a school with normal kids.
Talking about his son, Brett, the father of Julian, said:
He’s born into a world that just, in some ways, is not built for him.
His mother did a walk-through before his first day at school to make sure that he would not run into problems because of his height, however, she forgot to check out the cafeteria.
When the boy was eating some food, he would have a hard time because there were no decent places for him.
He ended up carrying his tray outside to the lunch tables to get some food.
The good thing is that the school decided to step in and help him out.
The school ended up making him a makeshift cart out of an upside-down milk caret on wheels to help him transport his lunch from the cafeteria to the benches.
Enedelia Mottra, who has served lunch for the school district for around 18 years, talked about Julian.
When I saw it I thought. I just wanted to help Julian, because I mean his head barely reaches the lunch line. He can’t see anything.
That night, she talked to James, her husband who is also a metalworker, to see if he could come up with something better.
He got a team together at the Wright Manufacturing in Portland to create a new cart.
The new cart that was created allowed Julian to transport his lunch tray and see over the country.
James told the Beaverton School District that he wanted to make something that Julian would be proud to push around.
The best thing about this is that the cart is adjustable, has amazing grips, has a stool inside and has a license plate that says “Julian”.
The parents of Julian were blown away by the amazing job that was done by James and the school to make things happen for their son.
Heather, the mother of Julian, said:
They took the time to get those license plates with his name, which is just like, they just really put a lot of heart into it. So when I saw it, the first thing I saw was actually a picture of James and his team who made the cart and I cried. It’s just such a sweet thing.
Julian says he loves the license plate.
Julian’s mom says that she hopes that the story of her son would inspire others to reach out and help other people that are in need of such help.
There’s just wonderful people in this world that, you know, they have their eyes open. They’re seeing needs that need to be met and they’re meeting them. So I hope that other kids can get their needs met through this.
If everyone acted like James, the school and Mottra, the world would be such a greater place.