Forget clothes — this thrift shop sells medical equipment

GoodHealthWill is a nonprofit company that sells second hand medical equipment or supplies at a discounted price, reports the Durango Herald.

Heather Bennetts, whose daughter Emma was born with cerebral palsy, launched the company in 2006 after meeting other families with disabled loved ones who were struggling to afford medical equipment.

Until 2011, Ms. Bennetts ran an informal supplies exchange out of her garage in Loveland, Colo. Once people started donating medical equipment faster than she could give it away, she moved into a warehouse. Now, she owns three official GoodHealthWill stores in three Colorado cities.

The stores supply everything from wheelchairs to feeding tubes to diabetic supplies, according to the report.

Customers come to the stores when they can't afford to pay full price for new supplies, they're uninsured or insurance won't cover the item. Ms. Bennett also offers a "pay it forward" fund customers can dip into when they can't afford a piece of equipment at the second hand shop.

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