So I read this story this morning and was truly touched on how generous the Dallas Police Department was. Read Kyle's story below! Way to go DPD!!!!!
DALLAS (CBS 11 News) ― A seven-year-old boy was heartbroken when someone broke into his family's car and stole his backpack Tuesday morning. Not only did they get away with Kyle Spriggs' video games, they also stole the medicine he needs to treat his brain tumor.
"I'm just wondering when this dark cloud is going to pass along. You know, we've been through a lot these last several months," said Trish Spriggs, Kyle's mom. It started last July when a flood destroyed nearly everything they own. It got worse in September when the Spriggs took Kyle to a routine eye exam and found out he has a brain tumor. "It was about the size of a golf ball," said Trish.
The family has been driving from Oklahoma to Dallas regularly so Kyle can get chemotherapy treatments at Children's Hospital. "It hurts me, because some of the medicines burn my nose," said Kyle. Kyle and his family were at a Denny's restaurant in Dallas when someone took off with his backpack. "It had my homework and my medicine in it," said Kyle. "I needed to take it, but I couldn't."
When some Dallas police officers heard the thieves also stole the video games Kyle plays on the road, they raised money at the police department. Then they returned to the hospital with gifts in hand. "They got me a PSP and a PSP case and games," said Kyle. They also gave Kyle's parents a card with $1,200 inside. "I cried. I did. There was nothing else I could do," said Trish. "So many people that didn't even know us."
It looks like that dark cloud is finally passing. Not only is Kyle's tumor shrinking, but tomorrow he will celebrate his eighth birthday.
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