Something neat happened recently that warmed my heart. I wanted to share it with you.
Just two days before Orion's accident, he had purchased one of the new Nintendo DS game systems with part of his graduation money. (I didn't know he had done this, and likely would have objected ;)). Anyway, my youngest, Kelton, had seen the box in Orion's room, so he knew he had it. I told Kelton he could have the DS if we could find it. This just thrilled him. His comment with a smile was, ''Mom, Bubby is probably up in Heaven saying 'No Mom! Don't give my new DS to the short person!'''
We looked for the DS when we cleaned his room, but it was nowhere to be found. When I was finally able to go through his belongings they had recovered from the accident, there it was ... but with a broken upper screen. I got on to the Nintendo website and found that there was a thin removeable screen cover that was replaceable for only about 10 bucks, so we ordered it. Unfortunately, it didn't help as the LCD itself was broken underneath. Kelton said, ''That's ok Mom. I'll just keep it anyway since it was Bubby's.''
A couple days later I thought, You know, it never hurts to ask. So I sent off an e-mail to NOA with an explanation of the situation, and asked if it could be repaired. A few days later I received a call from a very nice lady who said the repair dept. had forwarded my request to her. She was the head of their ''Special Cases'' dept. She informed me that they wanted to repair/replace the DS at no cost if I would ship it to them.
Within a week I surprised Kelton with the newly repaired and fully functional DS. He was so excited he hugged me several times, and I even got a, ''Mom, you're the greatest!''
It is good to hear about the times when the ''Big Guys'' are nice to the ''Little Guys.''
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