Good Samaritans offer to replace stolen wheelchair
Chris Kitching, cp24.com
Published Monday, September 24, 2012 10:27AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 24, 2012 3:50PM EDT
Good Samaritans are lining up to replace a Toronto man’s wheelchair after his was stolen as he visited friends on the weekend.
Raymond Dell’Aera, who has muscular dystrophy, said several people have offered financial donations and other assistance since his motorized wheelchair was taken Saturday.
Some people are offering to buy a new wheelchair, Dell’Aera told CP24 on Monday.
The 25-year-old man said he’s thankful for the offers and words of support he has received.
Valued at about $15,000, the customized wheelchair disappeared after Dell’Aera parked it in an alley outside a friend’s home on Saywell Avenue, near Keele Street and Finch Avenue West.
Because of mobility issues, Dell’Aera said he is basically housebound without the wheelchair.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the wheelchair is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.
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