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Tell Walmart to give a disabled 21-year employee his job back

Danny Ockenhouse has been a door greeter at Walmart for 21 years. Although Danny is bound to a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy, he amazes everyone he meets by his passion, commitment and love for his job. Those who know him or have worked with him say he takes great pride in his ability to go to work everyday.

After 2 decades of service, Walmart is taking that all away from Danny.

Walmart is changing the greeter position through a program called “More at the Door.” Now, greeters will be required to be able to lift at least 50 lbs, something Danny can’t do. Danny was informed he would no longer have a job at Walmart. He is devastated, and so are many in the community.

Upon hearing the news, many in the community protested outside the Walmart where Danny works. Danny told reporters, “I poured my heart and soul into this company.” Still, Walmart refuses to find Danny a job. 

Danny’s firing represents a betrayal of big companies to their most loyal employees -- it shows how disposable we can be no matter how long we serve. It’s wrong and Walmart needs to find a place for Danny in their company. Tell Walmart to give Danny Ockenhouse his job back.

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