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FOX 8 viewers are moved to action after learning about a nine-year-old boy whose wheelchair was stolen. Many people called and emailed the station offering to help.

Tuesday, a local company agreed to donate a replacement.

Without assistance, it’s tough for Stephen Gibson to get around Cleveland’s Sunbeam Elementary School.

Stephen has cerebral palsy and scoliosis.

“He needs to have a chair both to get to and from school and while he’s in school. So in order for him to function during the school day, he needs to be able to transport himself from one place to another,” said Gibson’s teacher, Terri Lurie.

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Sometime early Sunday morning, someone broke into the Gibson family garage on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, stealing meat out of a freezer and the wheelchair.

“I was like ‘Oh my God’, so I guess they needed the wheelchair to haul off all the meat and stuff,” said Stephen’s mother, Barbara Gibson.

Gibson says ever since the story aired Monday night, she has been inundated with calls from people wanting to help.

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