Washington family searches for daughter’s missing wheelchair

PORTLAND, Ore. (WHDH) — A family from Washington state is asking for help in locating their daughter’s wheelchair that went missing last week.

Hannah Shepherdson, 4, has Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which keeps her muscles from regenerating and growing. Her condition will keep her confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. Her parents had gotten her wheelchair from another family.

“We had borrowed it from a different family that was kind enough to let her use it and we were hoping to pass it on when Hannah grew out of it,” said Hannah’s mother Charlotte Shepherdson.

Last Friday, Hannah’s uncle picked up her wheelchair from the hospital. As he was driving, he was flagged down by a motorcyclist.

“A person on a motorcycle flagged him down and said that his tailgate was open and he had been dropping things out of the back of his truck,” said Shepherdson.

The wheelchair has not turned up yet and the family is asking the public to help them look for it. Her uncle has also started a GoFundMe page to raise money to get Hannah a new wheelchair.

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