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School Replaces Methuen Boy’s Stolen Wheelchair

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METHUEN (CBS) – A Methuen mother is grateful. One day after WBZ-TV aired a story about her son’s custom wheelchair being stolen, it has been replaced.

A school in Beverly saw her story and stepped in to help out.

Margaret Kamau was all smiles on Thursday.

“I was so overwhelmed by the love people showed to us, I’m very, very grateful,” she says.

She’s happy that her son George now has a way to get around again. The ten-year-old has a rare disease that has left him paralyzed since he was one.

On Wednesday night, WBZ-TV reported that someone had taken his wheelchair that was sitting in front of his Methuen home.

“This is temporary at least he can be able to move around, for now so we are so excited,” Kamau says.

She says after the story ran, the Children’s Center for Communication in Beverly donated a chair for George to use until she can afford a new one, or someone brings the stolen chair back.

“I’m still hopeful that somebody is going to bring his chair back,” she says. “This morning I woke up and the first thing I did was get outside because I was hoping somebody came and left the chair but it didn’t happen but I’m still hopeful that somebody is going to do the right thing and bring it back.”

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