Lincoln first grader’s wheelchair returned one day after it was stolen
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Lincoln first grader has her wheelchair back, after it was stolen from a bus stop Monday morning.
Lily’s mom, Melissa Eusterwiemann, posted the happy update to social media Tuesday.
Eusterwiemann told 1011 Now that a woman returned the wheelchair that a couple of kids took.
“Thank you for the outpouring of support and connecting us with LJS and 10/11 News,” Eusterwiemann said. “Lily’s wheelchair was returned to us at 7:15 this morning, just in time for her field trip today. She was beyond excited to be reunited with wheelie.”
Lily is a first grader at Randolph Elementary, and every Monday morning her mom sets the wheelchair out to be picked up by the bus.
“Somewhere between 8:10 and 8:40 the wheelchair went missing and I don’t know who picked it up but not the bus,” Eusterwiemann said.
Lily’s purple, kid-sized wheelchair was made in 2017 to specifically accommodate her. It cost around $5,000.
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