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Special stroller for veteran's son with rare disease stolen in Gresham

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The purple stroller that was stolen. The purple stroller that was stolen.
Lisa Barrow and her three sons. Lisa Barrow and her three sons.
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

A Gresham veteran is heartbroken after someone stole her disabled son's very special stroller.

Lisa Barrow is a single mother of three boys, one of whom can't walk very well. They depend on a special stroller to keep him active but a couple days ago, someone took it.

"We actually wanted to go on a hike today because it's Veteran's Day and I took the day off," said Lisa.

Lisa served in the Air Force in the 90's during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She and her sons usually plan a hike in the Columbia Gorge to celebrate Veteran's Day, but on Monday night, someone stole her son Dalton's stroller from their backyard.

12-year-old Dalton has a rare disease that causes grand mal seizures, cognitive setbacks and makes it hard for him to walk. A few years ago, Lisa found a stroller with tough wheels and a reclining seat.

Lisa said it opened up a whole new world for their family.

"Ever since we got the stroller, we could take him out on the beach. Before, we couldn't push anything out on the beach so we've been able to do a lot more," said Lisa.

Dalton, also can't speak, but when Lisa jogs or hikes with him in his purple stroller, she knows it's his happy place.

"That's what cheers him up. That's why we take him out after seizures and when he's not feeling well. We take him for walks and he loves being out and just looking at people," Lisa told FOX 12.

"I didn't really get why people would just steal something from someone's backyard just to sell it for a couple bucks," said Dalton's brother Aidan.

Dalton's brothers are very protective of him and they're mad that someone would take away his freedom.

The family just hopes the thief does the right thing.

"I would hope they would get a hold of the police and turn it into them to give it back to us or find someone that knows us," said Lisa.

The purple stroller that Dalton had cost around $1,200 or more.

If you see that purple stroller in person or online, please call Gresham Police.

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