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Toddler's seizure medication stuck at UPS facility during storm

Posted at 7:01 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 08:49:57-05

TULSA, Okla. — The gently rolling but snow-packed hills leading to the Beatie's neighborhood outside Coweta led to a frantic and frightening roller coaster of an emotional ride.

Daniel and Dianna Beatie worry every day about their son Henry, who's almost two years old, because of the winter storm. The scarce, almost impossible to find seizure medicine that he so urgently needs was stranded in the storm, only half a county away at the UPS facility in Muskogee. But it might as well be half a world away since no one was delivering.

"It's terrifying knowing that ultimately there's nothing I can do to help him other than give him his medicine," Dianna said.

One single daily dose of medicine is all they have left before Henry runs out. What might happen to the love of their lives breaks their hearts and haunts them.

"Horrifying (he pauses, shakes head, tears up).... just helpless," Daniel said.

Daniel's called UPS several times. He said he spent hours on the phone. He found out Henry's medicine is on one of the many UPS trailers in Muskogee, all backed up and still packed up. Daniel said he was told it could be next week before they find it.

"This little two-year-old boy that needs medicine at least to help control seizures, and they didn't even want to help," he said.

So very desperate, Daniel and Diana finally got in touch with the Problem Solvers, and KJRH touched base with UPS several times.

It wasn't long until Daniel got the call they had been waiting for. They found Henry's medicine, but Daniel would have to get the snow-packed roads to pick it up.

Not a problem, Daniel said as he gladly made a mad dash as fast as safety allowed.

"It's such a relief. We've been dealing with this for almost a week, non-stop stress," he said.

Finally, Daniel returns home with another month's worth of Henry's meds. Medicine delivered and prayers answered.

When asked about the delay, UPS said they're pleased that the customer is happy to get their child's medication during the winter storm.

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