A Corona girl with Down syndrome received a new wheelchair from a San Diego donor Monday, after hers was stolen off her porch last week.
Jocelyn Ordones, 4, and her family were heartbroken when the chair she relies on to complete day-to-day tasks, including being able to go to school, was taken by a real-life Grinch.
"She's helpless," Alex Flores, Ordones' sister told NBC 4 Los Angeles Friday. "She's dependent on us."
San Diego Down Syndrome stepped up and surprised the family with the $2,500 chair. Because the family has struggled to make ends meet recently, the purchase of a replacement would have been impossible.
After the Corona community caught wind of the theft, an outpouring of support flooded the family, offering help and coming together to find a solution.
"We found out that this wheelchair was a little small for her age," said San Diego Down Syndrome's John Leslie. "And we were able to actually get a larger wheelchair that would be better equipped for her for the next six to seven years of her life, for her to grow into."
Corona police officers began seeking the help of multiple organizations to find the right chair for Jocelyn, and their efforts became a success when they teamed up with Leslie and San Diego Down Syndrome.
"The family was extremely grateful of this special delivery this afternoon," Corona police said in a statement. "We want to thank our entire community for taking a tragic event and making it a special Christmas for this family."
Coincidentally, police said the stolen chair was recovered just hours before the new one was to be delivered, NBC 4 reported.