St. Paul woman whose daughter’s wheelchair was stolen from their driveway has raised almost $8,000 in one day to replace it.
Andrea Glewwe created a GoFundMe for her daughter Bobbi Tuesday.
Bobbi, who has cerebral palsy and has recently undergone orthopedic surgery, was walking with a walker in front of the family’s home when her wheelchair was stolen as it waited at the end of the driveway.
The GoFundMe originally had a goal of $6,500 to cover the cost of the chair. After around a day of being up, the campaign had raised almost $1,500 more than its goal.
In a follow-up message, Andrea Glewwe said the amount raised was enough to order a new chair right away instead of waiting to navigate the insurance process.
Bobbi new chair will be a bright red, she wrote.
“So once more, a big THANK YOU to all of you who pitched in to make this happen. Being able to start the process right away today for getting the new chair cuts off a month of waiting, and we don’t even know what the result would be after the wait."
Andrea Glewwe is still appealing for help finding the stolen chair, not least because Bobbi had two bags of personal items hanging on the chair when it was stolen.
"We’re expecting whoever took the chair will likely be trying to sell it somewhere, but the bags and the items in them don’t have monetary value – just personal and sentimental value, and who knows – someone out there knows where they are," she wrote.