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Icy roads delay Meals on Wheels deliveries

Sarah Sorrow is disabled and says she has diabetes, suffers from brain bleeding and has heart problems. Her son, Stephen Lewis, takes care of her and does the things she can't do on her own.

"Seizures and stuff like that happen..she can't talk so I usually have to be on the phone a lot for her. Some days she has good days, some days she has bad days and she can't talk all that well," he said.

But one thing that keeps them going are the meals they receive from Meals on Wheels. The service is provided to them through Medicaid.

"When they don't come, we have problems.When they do come, we don't have that many problems," Sorrow said.

Thursday was different though. The mother says she didn't see the truck at the normal time it comes, and told Stephen. The truck didn't come on Wednesday because of the infamous snow storm that ripped through Macon.

"I thought it already came and mama told me a few hours ago," Lewis said.

But as I was leaving the house, I saw a Meals on Wheels truck arrive at their door.

Cathy Pope, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia, says that due to the weather on Wednesday, many of the recipients received an extra meal on Tuesday. Pope says she knows how much the service means to many of their clients and is happy that it's back and running today.

"Today we started a little bit late, just making sure that our drivers would be safe in getting out on the roads," she said, "We have a lot of seniors and disabled that are homebound and the service that we provide, is really helping them stay in their home."

One of those clients, is a happy Sarah Sorrow.


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