Community Comes Through for Girl With Down Syndrome After Cruel Theft
A community in southern California managed to save Christmas for one little girl.
Jocelyn Ordones’s family was devastated when her custom wheelchair was stolen from their porch last Thursday, NBC News reported. The 4-year-old has Down syndrome and the family couldn’t afford to buy a new wheelchair, as it would cost as much at $2,500. Lucky for them, their community stepped up to help out.
A San Diego Down syndrome society and the Corona Police Department replaced the stolen device and gave the family a brand new, larger one.
“We want to thank our entire community for taking a tragic event and making it a special Christmas for this family,” the police department said in a statement, according to NBC.
Police happened to recover the old wheelchair the same day the new one was delivered, although they’re still investigating who stole it.
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