Against the odds: Georgia man doesn't let disability hold him back

photo Staff Photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press Spann Cordle, left, talks with fellow associate Alyssa Sprayberry at the Walmart in Trion, Ga. Cordle was named the Careers and the Disabled Employee of the Year in May.

TRION, Ga. -- As soon as Spann Cordle spots customers, he wheels himself over and asks if they need any help.

Sometimes he points them to the right DVD or tells them where they can find CD players. Other times he talks to them about cell phone plans.

But what he enjoys most about his job as a sales associate at the Trion, Ga., Walmart is helping customers find what they need, said the 52-year-old Summerville native.

"He's probably the most outgoing person here," store manager Jeremy Lightsey said.