McDonald’s Drive-Thrus Are No Place for Car-Less Diabetics


A man was turned away from a McDonald’s drive-thru because he was on foot. Matt Brown, a 38-year-old teacher suffering diabetes, was walking home from his mother’s home early Christmas Eve when his blood sugar reportedly dropped.

He was nearing a hypoglycemic attack.

Those with diabetes normally carry something in case their blood sugar drops. Brown, who usually has energy drink Lucozade on him, said he had run out.

Brown decided to walk toward the McDonald’s to find something to get his blood sugar level up.

Judging from the time the incident occurred, it looks like the main restaurant wasn’t open to the public at the time. Since Brown couldn’t walk inside, this only left the drive-thru open.

Allegedly, the staff refused to serve him a burger or even call a taxi. The manager working at the time responded to Brown’s request with, “That’s not my problem.”

Brown said he was slumped outside the McDonald’s for more than an hour.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s responded: “For safety, we cannot serve people on foot in our drive-thru.”

While it was policy, there could have been better ways for both parties to handle the situation. Who do you think was in the right? Sound off in the comments.

h/t The Mirror


Kid Raises $1 Million from Self-Authored ‘Chocolate Bar’ Book to Help Friend with Liver Disease


Back in 2012, Dylan Siegel wrote and illustrated a book called “Chocolate Bar.”

Dylan, who is now 8, began selling the books in 2012 for $20 a piece. He planned on using the profits of the book to help his best friend, Jonah Pournazarian, who suffers from a rare liver disease.

A pretty ambitious goal for someone who has yet to hit double digits, but nonetheless, Dylan did not let that deter him from finding a cure for his friend.

The liver disorder is called glycogen storage disease type 1B. The disease prevents people from maintaining normal blood sugar levels between meals. This cause them to become hungrier more frequently, tired and irritable. If blood sugar reaches a level considered to be critically low, the disease can also cause seizures.

Jonah is one of 500 children in the world suffering from this.

Since it’s release, “Chocolate Bar” has made a profit of more than $1 million. It’s not only raised awareness for the disease, but also brought tons of donated chocolate bars to schools and various charities.

The book heavily uses the phrase “Chocolate Bar” as a replacement for “awesome,” according to Dylan.

No, little Dylan isn’t rolling around in a bed of dollar bills. All the proceeds from “Chocolate Bar” goes straight to the University of Florida. There, Dr. David Weinstein and his research team study and treat patients with the liver disease.

Weinstein stated that if a cure is ever to be found, he wants Dylan right there to witness it.

So far, the money has brought in a new geneticist, financed studies resulting in new gene-therapy treatments and kept the facility funded and on track over the last few years.

h/t ABC News