Foster parent hopes for return of missing stroller

Double stroller worth $800 was taken near the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Campbell River on Monday morning

A foster parent of two young children is hoping the person who took her stroller on Monday morning

The foster parent of two young children is hopeful someone returns her valuable and much-needed two-seater stroller.

“One is 14 months old and the four-year-old is special needs, he’s designated as deaf and blind. For him, the stroller is security,” said Annemieke Grono.

The Twin Raven stroller cost Grono $800. It’s lightweight, easy to manoeuvre and has large wheels enabling Grono to take the kids “wherever.”

On Monday, Grono and the kids went to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Homewood Road. But after she had loaded the children back into their van and left, she realized she had forgotten the stroller. When Grono returned, it was gone.

“Having someone take it has really shattered my faith in humanity,” she said.

Grono has been a foster parent for almost 15 years. She said the four-year-old boy is with her permanently and the stroller is one of the “tools of her trade.

“The theft was reported to RCMP, but Grono is just hoping someone returns it, no questions asked. The stroller can be returned to the RCMP detachment or call Grono at 250-923-5088.