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Donated scooter gets Kamloops mom back on the move

Scooter theft; happy ending

Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a Kamloops grandmother has her mobility back.

A thief stole June Seidel's medical scooter last month, and it was returned a few weeks later, trashed

Seidel relied on it to get groceries, make appointments and see her grandkids. 

Following the Dec. 29 theft, Seidel's daughter Amanda launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $2,500 to repair or replace the scooter. But, on Friday, she got the good news that a family who's father recently passed away wanted to donate his scooter. 

"I was shocked," says Amanda. "She was so happy. She was crying."

The donation is from Jacquie McMahon and Raymond Johnson of Cache Creek and Denise and Dennis Frey of Spruce Grove.

A neighbour also offered to have June park the scooter in front of his unit, where there's a security camera. 

With the money from the GoFundMe ($270), Amanda plans to buy a scooter cover for her mom.



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