The community support on twitter, facebook, CP24 and Torontonianas has been great! Thanks to all the supporters for getting the word out there. Hopefully the more that this story is covered the better chance Raymond Dell’Aera will have to get his chair back and be the independent young man he is acquainted with. A special thanks to CP24 for providing exclusive coverage on this story and ensuring that Raymond’s wheelchair is returned to him safely.
Twitter supporters have also been great at spreading the word using #helpraymond and tractions is picking up. Today alone we have had 119 people visit this blog, 35 supporters on Facebook Page Find Raymonds Wheelchair
Good Samaritans are lining up to replace a Toronto man’s wheelchair after his was stolen as he visited friends on the weekend.
Raymond Dell’Aera, who has muscular dystrophy, said several people have offered financial donations and other assistance since his motorized wheelchair was taken Saturday.
Some people are offering to buy a new wheelchair, Dell’Aera told CP24 on Monday.
The 25-year-old man said he’s thankful for the offers and words of support he has received.
Valued at about $15,000, the customized wheelchair disappeared after Dell’Aera parked it in an alley outside a friend’s home on Saywell Avenue, near Keele Street and Finch Avenue West.
Because of mobility issues, Dell’Aera said he is basically housebound without the wheelchair.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the wheelchair is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.