A heartless thief has stolen an Acer laptop computer, a PSP (which was on loan) and 2 games (Atari and Rome) from a room in a ward of The Canberra Hospital yesterday. My 2 and half year old nephew has been in this ward for over 2 weeks dealing with complications arising from a debilitating chronic illness and has been a very sick little boy. His parents have been keeping a bedside vigil this whole time and both are understandably exhausted both physically and mentally.
Yesterday afternoon they took their son for a walk in a wheelchair just to give him a change of scene and when they returned they discovered the laptop, PSP and games missing.
The most devastating part is that they have lost photos that were on the computer. The laptop is replaceable, the photos are not. At this stage they would happy to just have the photos returned. If the thieves have any heart at all they could burn the photos to disc and then anonymously drop them or even post them to the ward.
This is a cruel and heartless act – I mean, who steals from people who’re obviously dealing with a seriously ill child??
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