This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You’ll Melt When You See Who Gets Them

This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them

Moving children around hospitals is a complicated task. They are hooked up to all kinds of machines, and it’s hard to tell playful little ones to wander around calmly and quietly in a situation that’d be too difficult for most adults to bear.

A man named Roger Leggett took notice of this while his granddaughter was in the hospital fighting a brain tumor. He decided that there had to be a better way to safely transport these kiddos and still help them feel like normal children. Leggett and his son, Chad, started building little red wagons with IV poles in them. Unfortunately, Chad died of a heatstroke shortly after they began the project, and Roger had all but given up on the endeavor because he was heartbroken.

That’s when his colleagues at Lockheed Martin stepped in to lend a helping hand. The wagons have become incredibly popular in children’s hospitals in the Atlanta area, and even around the world!

After losing his son, Roger almost gave up on the wagon project. Fortunately, some kind friends stepped in to help him.

The red wagons have become a hit in children’s hospitals across the country! The kids can’t get enough of them, and they bring so much joy into their lives.

(via NBC News)

Even in the face of tragedy, Roger Leggett found a way to help people in his community. That’s what being a Good Samaritan is all about.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/grandpa-wagon/

Grandpa's wagons are comforting kids who need it most

The red wagons seen scooting around Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are made by a special grandfather who invented a bracket that would allow them to carry a child's IV pole. The meaning behind the invention goes deeper than you'd think.

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The red wagons are synonymous with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Grandfather Roger Leggett made those wagons even more important when he invented a bracket that would allow them to carry a child's IV pole.

He was inspired by his granddaughter Felicity who was fighting a cancerous brain tumor. He named the bracket for his son Chad, a 24-year-old Children's ambulance driver who died of heat stroke working at the family's deer camp.

Since our story one year ago, Roger's invention has gone global. From Miami to New York to Los Angeles and many places in between, red wagons with Chad's Brackets are making life easier for pint sized patients who find a red wagon not so scary.

For more of the story, click here: http://usat.ly/1LjtGD6

This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them
This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them
This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them
This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them
This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them

This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them

This Grandpa Loves Building Wagons, And You'll Melt When You See Who Gets Them

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