Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy may lose job after store officials change job description

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A longtime Walmart greeter who has cerebral palsy is afraid he'll be out of work after store officials changed his job description to add tasks that he's physically unable to do.

Adam Catlin uses a walker and is legally blind.

Catlin says he was told by management at the Walmart in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, that he needs to be able to lift at least 25 pounds, stand for long periods of time, and read receipts in order to be able to keep his current job.

Walmart calls Catlin a "valued member of the team" and says it's looking for a way to keep him in the store.

Catlin loves his job, and customers love him.

"Why does he have to lift 25 pounds?” says area resident Stacie Camp. “He's just a real good kid with a good attitude and everyone enjoys seeing him."

"I want to keep my job past April 26 because I've made a lot of good friends and a lot of good memories over the years," says Catlin.

Catlin's plight became public after his mother wrote about it on Facebook.

Her post has been shared thousands of times, with longtime customers and strangers alike expressing outrage.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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