LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Lakewood stepped up to help after a little girl’s backpack was stolen. It wasn’t the backpack, but what was inside that was important.
On Aug. 22 the backpack was stolen out of a vehicle. The backpack belongs to 7-year-old Taylor who is suffering from Leukemia. The backpack was her “go bag” that she took with her when she would go to the hospital. It’s filled with items that comfort her.
When police heard about what happened to Taylor, Lakewood Police’s Victim Assistance Unit decided to create a “words of wisdom” book for her. Along with the book, agents collected $165 that allowed them to get a new bag for Taylor along with books, crayons, stuffed animals, coloring paper and markers.
Police also gave Taylor and her little sister gift cards to the toy store and a dinner out gift card for her parents. They also include a bag filled with gear from the Lakewood Police Department. Susie Sweets also donated a bag of cookies for the family.
When Lakewood Agents Jason Cline and Wendy Ligget visited Taylor to deliver the gifts and allowed Taylor and her neighbors to play in the cars and take pictures with officers. Taylor and her mother even got to ride in a patrol car.