Friends rally for bike

Friends are rallying around a Vernon man who had his three-wheeled bike stolen earlier this week.

Several years ago, Maurice Strong suffered a head injury that put him in a wheelchair.

The bike helped him get around he was devastated when it was stolen.

A GoFundMe page has been started by friend Kim Schnell with a goal of raising $5,000 to replace Strong's bike.

“Maurice's specialized yellow bike was recently stolen from his Alexis Park area home. Maurice uses his bike as his mode of transportation while towing his wheelchair behind giving him his independence. This bike takes Maurice where his wheelchair can not. Maurice, with his adventurous spirit, travels on his bike to his doctors' appointments in town, Kelowna and as far as Coeur d' Alene, Idaho,” wrote Schnell on the GoFundMe page.

“It's not just a bike. I can't walk so the trike is my only way around,” said Strong. “How would you feel if someone took your legs?”

Strong is hoping someone will spot the unique bike and contact police.

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