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Pennsylvania Man Receives Special Gift from Small Business
Pennsylvania Man Receives Special Gift from Small Business


Handicapped and disabled workers face obstacles and discrimination other workers simply don't have to confront. Indeed, just one out of every five handicapped Americans is employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But Pennsylvania ambulance company Liberty Ambulance has both provided employment to Markeys Smith, a wheelchair-bound resident of Lancaster, Penn., and gone out of its way to make sure he can stay in the workforce after his wheelchair was stolen.

After Smith's wheelchair was robbed outside of his house, he was unable to carry out his job working surveillance for the company's base, as local NBC affiliate WGAL reported. For the job, he's asked to watch over the company's headquarters and the surrounding parking lot and alleyways.