Kyle Robertson, 22, was the focus of a “Walmart Heart” program event last Saturday.
A convoy of five Walmart 18-wheelers, and personnel from the City of Houston and Houston Rural fire departments, Houston Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol drove from the Raymondville School to Houston, with one of the Walmart trucks driven by Walmart Heart coordinator Ken Nelson and carrying Robertson (who is an employee at Opportunity Sheltered Industries in Houston and is diagnosed with shunted hydrocephalies, cerebral palsy and osteoporosis).
Upon arrival, the convoy was greeted by a crowd, and Robertson was recognized in a program presented by store manager Travis Rector. He was given several gifts, including a Walmart truck driver T-shirt, a Walmart Heart cap and a $100 Walmart gift card, before being taken shopping by Walmart drivers.
Walmart Heart is an ongoing program founded in Palestine, Texas, by a group of truck drivers in their distribution center. It’s designed to “lift the spirits of children or adults with chronic medical conditions or special needs.”
Robertson was the sixth person recognized through the program at the Houston Walmart location.