how a target shopping cart changed this family\'s life
But for a family, their weekly trip to the Target store in Darden Prairie, Missouri is stressful.
Until this week.
Savannah, daughter of Adam Standiford, has a rare chromosome loss that causes life
There are threatened diseases such as edema, uncontrolled epilepsy, cerebral palsy, heart defects, chronic kidney disease, complex shortness of breath, and severe intellectual impairment. The 6-year-
The old man has had four brain surgeries.
\"When Savannah was young, it was easy for us to pull her up ---
Oxygen tanks, apnea monitors and all--
Put her in a trolley or transport it with a stroller.
As she grows older, she grows as much as our family.
She is now nearly 4 feet tall and nearly 35 pounds tall.
\"She is no longer suitable for standard shopping carts,\" Standeford told ABC News . \".
So when his wife met a shopping cart in November for big kids and adults with special needs.
She was elated about traveling to Target.
In nearly 10,000 posts shared on Facebook, Standiford wrote that the cart would \"change the way we shop \".
The car, known as the \"Caroline\'s car\", was created by Drew Long, a mother from alabast, Alabama, whose daughter Caroline is suffering from Leite syndrome.
Long told ABC News that the shopping cart was born when she was \"tired of struggling at the grocery store with my special needs daughter.
Long said her goal is to create an inclusive shopping experience for all.
\"Retailers offer electric scooters and fun carts to customers, but never have a shopping cart for those with special needs,\" Long said . \".
Since she created her shopping cart eight years ago, many chain stores have joined in, including Kroger, Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joss, Hannaford, Weigman, ShopRite, pub
The shopping cart must be purchased by the store as required.
Without Caroline\'s trolley, go to the store with Savannah, but without another adult, \"it\'s almost impossible, says Standiford.
You need a push wheel chair, a push cart, a handle for the other kids around you, and do the things you come to shop at the same time.
\"Target did not immediately respond to requests for comment from ABC news, but a Target employee did respond to Standiford\'s Facebook post, writing,\" Target has been looking for new ways to improve the guest\'s shopping experience.
This is just another example of Target listening to guests and making changes based on their feedback.
We are happy to hear that you and your wife can shop easily in our store.
Thank you for writing to us and wish you a wonderful day.
\"One small aspect of our lives is now less stressful,\" said Standeford . \".
\"You can guarantee that I will choose a store like Target instead of the others, because it not only makes my shopping experience better, but also has a significant impact on my daughter\'s experience.
If there is something that can make a positive impact on the life of a child in particular need and make it a little better, it is a good thing.