Mother asks for community's help locating custom bike for her son with cerebral palsy after it was stolen from South Bend home
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - One heartbroken South Bend mother is asking for the community's help in the search for her son Kadin’s bike.
The bike was a gift from the foundation, Anna’s Celebration of Life, who gifts adaptive bikes to those with cerebral palsy, a disease that affects the muscles.
18-year-old Kadin is unable to walk or stand, but he loved riding his custom-made red bike around with his nieces and nephews.
He has been asking his family for his bike non-stop since it was stolen from their home on the 700th block of Falcon Street.
His mother, Shannon Wilson, told us the bike was left on the side of the house for not even 30 minutes before she realized it was gone.
She was disheartened at first, after the bike was stolen, especially since she can’t just go buy him a new one since they need to be specially made.
The bike can cost thousands of dollars.
However, Wilson says the outpouring amount of support from the community has help to restore her faith in humanity.
Wilson is not asking for any donations for a new bike at this time. She just wants to see Kadin's previous bike returned.
2nd District St. Joseph County Commissioner, Derek Dieter, held a news conference Tuesday evening to get the word out.
He is offering a now $700 reward for those who come forward with information that helps reunite Kadin with his beloved bike, no questions asked.
You can contact him at 574-532-2200, along with the South Bend Police Department or Michiana Crime Stoppers.