Editorial: Caring community comes through

We were enraged when learning that a specially made wheelchair that helps a young Hayden girl move around had been stolen, or perhaps mistakenly removed, from the front yard of her grandmother’s Seymour home.

Kaly Hudson, 3, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease of the motor nerves that causes weakness and shrinking of the muscles. Without the wheelchair, which is on loan to the family from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Kaly has no mobility and can’t do things for herself.

Kaly’s mother inadvertently left the Panthera Micro Manual wheelchair sitting by the curb outside her grandmother’s home on Calvin Boulevard after loading Kaly into her van to drive home on a recent Saturday. The wheelchair soon disappeared.

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