Vernon and North Okanagan
Thief takes everything from Head-to-Toe
Oct 17, 2013 / 5:38 am
A woman dedicated to the health of others is feeling violated and disappointed after her $600 foot-care and foot-health kit was stolen from her vehicle.
Bev Steeves, who is a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Vernon, runs Head-to-Toe Home Care, a small business geared towards the home care of seniors. The kit took her over three years to build, it had everything she needed to making her clients lives a little easier.
“I take care of corns, calluses, dry cracked heels and clipping their toe nails; A large part of my client base also have diabetes so taking care of their feet as well,” shares Steeves.
The kit is worth over $600 in foot and home care equipment, the entire thing is missing. They also took the $120+ she had hidden in the kit from her last appointment.
“Fortunately that wasn’t my only source of income (she also works as a LPN) otherwise I would be far more destitute than I am, it’s just that, that has taken three years to build up,” sighs Steeves.
Steeves lives in the 3300 block of 16th street in Vernon and is sad her neighbourhood was targeted.
“It’s a very safe neighbourhood, I feel so safe here, so it is an awful feeling to think that maybe somebody is going through the neighbourhood,” says Steeves.
“Also to find that my motion detector light had been tampered with so that it would no longer pick up someone around the car, it's upsetting; it could potentially mean there is somebody watching and that is a scary feeling.”
Steeves says the tool box full of foot-care items has no value to anyone other than her. She hopes whoever took it, found the cash and dumped the kit somewhere along the way.
“There was some money, there was actual cash in the box, fine I expect they took that, but I really thought I might find the box dumped somewhere in the alley or in someone’s driveway or in the park you know because it doesn’t mean anything to anyone else.”
The kit is described as a double stack ‘Fatmax’ toolbox with all the items she would use for foot care.
“I have dremels and creams, some nail polish, but mostly the dremels and things that would help people out, like corn patches, mole skin, nail files you name it,” says Steeves.
Steeves has several other appointments booked this week for elderly clients that depend on her service and look forward to her visits and she is not going to let them down.
“I am really hoping somebody will still find it. I have already had to go out and replace some of the basic tools as I still had appointments and I didn’t want to reschedule them because I have made a commitment to these seniors and they look forward to my visit as well,” says Steeves.
If you find her toolbox please send her an email to [email protected]
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