2010-12-16 / Local & State

Donated Bike Taken From Ill Western Pa. Boy

HYDE PARK, Pa. (AP) – The parents of an 8-year-old western Pennsylvania boy with leukemia say someone stole his donated bike during their Make-A-Wish trip to Florida.

Shelly and Kevin Jackson say they returned to find the bicycle and other items stolen from their garage Sunday. They had been at Disney World and University Studios in Orlando, Fla. with their son, Aaron Jones, and three other children, since Dec. 4.

Shelly Jackson tells the Valley News Dispatch of Tarentum that the family isn’t looking for someone else to donate a bike. They want to find out who broke into their property during the trip.

The bicycle was given to Aaron in November 2009, a month after his diagnosis, by Cody’s Wheels of Hope. The Erie nonprofit gives bicycles to children with serious illnesses.

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