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Little boy to be made ‘honorary Walmart truck driver’ to open parade just for him 


A Walmart in Indiana will host a parade in honor of a sick little boy on Saturday as a way to lift his spirits. 

Caleb of Columbus, Indiana will be named an honorary Walmart truck driver and given his own uniform prior to the parade at 10 a.m. Caleb will also ride in the parade as it drives through town, reported The Republic.

The day has been organized by Walmart Heart, a group of Walmart truckers and employees who help individuals with disabilities. Caleb was born a micro-preemie, meaning he was born on or before the 26th week of pregnancy. Caleb weighed just 1.2 pounds and suffers from hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain, a cerebral palsy as a result of his premature birth. 

Caleb will turn five later this month, and his parents say he “is a great little boy with a big smile and a great attitude.”

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Columbus East High School and will follow this route. 

  • Leave Columbus East High School proceeding north on North Marr Road to 17th Street.
  • Right on 17th Street, continuing east to U.S. 31 (National Road).
  • Left on National Road, continuing to 25th Street.
  • Left on 25th Street until the parade route reaches Central Avenue.
  • Left on Central Avenue and follow Third Street through the downtown area to Jonathan Moore Pike (State Road 46) and continuing to Carr Hill Road.
  • Turn left on Carr Hill, concluding outside Walmart on Merchant Mile.

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