When war veteran Larry Robeson reached the register at the grocery store, he placed two items on the conveyor belt: some dish liquid and a small snack. That was all he could afford. But just moments later, everything would change – and Robeson would be returning with far more on his hands.
But for Robeson and his sister, Stephanie Sieverding, the day had likely started out like any other. The pair were shopping at the Albertsons on Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. Both had also previously served in the armed forces – and Sieverding was now in a wheelchair.
What’s more, Sieverding was down to her last $50 on that day – and she had been feeding herself sparingly already. Indeed, on several occasions in the past, she had only had a few dollars with which to buy food. And, this time, she had barely enough money for both her dogs and herself to eat.