Cleveland Community Rallies Around 9 Year Old Boy After His Wheel Chair Was Stolen [Video]
Stephen Gibson has Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis that has required him to use a special wheel chair since he was 5 years old. Earlier this week, thieves stole that wheel chair from his family’s van, but Stephens community is coming to the rescue.
The thieves broke into the family’s garage and took off with groceries like frozen pizzas, holiday hams and turkeys. As they were leaving they took his custom made wheelchair out of the back of the mini-van and took off.
The bus that takes him to elementary school can only take him with his wheelchair since it has a special strap to keep him safe in moving vehicles. Cops are keeping in contact with local scrap yards looking for his wheelchair. So far they have no leads.
Cleveland.com is reporting that the support for Stephen and his family from the community has been pouring in though. They have set up an online fundraising drive to raise money to buy Stephen a new wheel chair.