Charlottesville Man Starts Taxi Servi...

Charlottesville Man Starts Taxi Service for the Handicapped

There are 12 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 20, 2013, titled Charlottesville Man Starts Taxi Service for the Handicapped. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Charles Childs knows firsthand how difficult it can be getting around Charlottesville using taxi cabs and buses as he uses a wheelchair himself.

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My name is

Buena Vista, VA

#1 Jun 23, 2013
My boss actually introduced me to him a week or so ago (he is my bosses friend). Very polite, respectful, and hard working individual. Hope the best for his taxi cab business. Have not personally used his taxi (or any taxi), but would recommend from what I have seen/heard.
Nurse

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jun 23, 2013
We need to support this young man any way possible. He is attempting to fill a gaping need in this community. Godspeed!
twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jun 23, 2013
Good luck and God bless!
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jun 23, 2013
Nurse wrote:
We need to support this young man any way possible. He is attempting to fill a gaping need in this community. Godspeed!
Gook luck to him; good luck to everyone who starts an honest business.

But calling the need for taxicabs specifically for wheelchair users a "gaping need in this community" is ludicrous.
sez you

Macomb, MI

#5 Jun 23, 2013
Jaunt is a good alternative but can be a lengthy process getting to and from. Hope this works.
On wheels

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jun 23, 2013
CvilleGordo wrote:
<quoted text>
Gook luck to him; good luck to everyone who starts an honest business.
But calling the need for taxicabs specifically for wheelchair users a "gaping need in this community" is ludicrous.
HEY DICKWEED, ever occur to you you are asing this on what....NOT seeing many peple in wheelchairs?? wekk,,,naybe you will now that there is a taxi service for us......people like you are useless!
Sogladdtosee

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jun 24, 2013
As someone with a disabled loved one, this is great to see! Wishing this local entrepreneur every possible success!
Judy

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jun 24, 2013
CvilleGordo wrote:
<quoted text>
Gook luck to him; good luck to everyone who starts an honest business.
But calling the need for taxicabs specifically for wheelchair users a "gaping need in this community" is ludicrous.
You need to go volunteer at the hospitals and then you would see just how many handicap and people who use wheelchairs live in C'ville. Many prayers for this young man to be a success.
Patty

Fairview Heights, IL

#10 Jun 24, 2013
This man is a hero to me. Someone who cares enough to do something for others who are less fortunate. I truly wish we had more people like this gentleman in every city helping people who really need it. Loved the story!
syne

South Boston, VA

#11 Jun 24, 2013
Yes Judy I agree, we are all so rived up in our

own lives ,(human "RACE" )we don't see the numbers

of our challenged population, and most probably

would rather not see the truth ! Jaunt ? maybe

"Sezu" needs to experience Jaunt and see how you better be able to wait a long time to get to where you are going and be prepared to wait hours to get home"ludicrous" is what I'm feeling when I read this comment , this is a hidden population that many like to pretend are low in numbers , just like the rise in homelessness, "get a job" no longer works here ,when college grads. are struggling to get work, how about one less "drone" Mr. Obama and build a hospital for the mentally ill! COMPASSION , COMPASSION , COMPASSION ....

(Gordo , go spend an hour at Fontain uva center and

see if you would use the word "good alternative"

not for these folks ...try waiting for all your

tests hours usually, then having to wait hours for

Jaunt, I actually experienced an 1hour 1/2 for a

drs. appt. speaking to a patient waiting as well (she was there before me,) she was praying she could see the dr. before Jaunt came to take her back to Green co. because this was her 2nd time to come to the Drs. office trying to work it around Jaunt as I was coming out ,she was boarding Jaunt another futile attempt to see the Doc.COM PASSION+COMPASSION = Charles Child

glad this stor got picked up :)


Mr Big

New York, NY

#12 Jun 24, 2013
i gotta go pee ok?
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jun 24, 2013
On wheels wrote:
<quoted text>HEY ****, ever occur to you you are asing this on what....NOT seeing many peple in wheelchairs?? wekk,,,naybe you will now that there is a taxi service for us......people like you are useless!
There is a taxi service for you? Really?(There obviously wasn't a high school diploma for you, but that is another problem altogether.) What, exactly, is this taxi service? Let's break it down for you low information folks out there.

It's one guy.
With one normal taxicab. Not a handicapped-friendly specialty van; it's just a typical cab.
His contribution to this GAPING NEED! is that he will slow down and avoid bouncing you around in the back. Good for him, what a nice guy.
He can't help you get your wheelchair into the car.
He is not a trained nurse.
He does not have a trained nurse on staff; he has no staff.

It's one guy.
With one taxicab.

And you are all getting your panties in a bunch over my comments?
I need to volunteer? Or get enlightened? That, all you low information wonders out there, is hilarious - considering the line of work that I have been in for over 15 years.

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