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With Stolen Wheelchair Found, Donations Go To Disabled Leonia Boy's Family

Courtney, 14, of Leonia
Courtney, 14, of Leonia Photo Credit: COURTESY: Leonia PD

LEONIA, N.J. -- Donations intended to replace a 14-year-old disabled Leonia boy's motorized wheelchair will go to the family now that it's been found, organizers said.

The GoFundMe page established for the boy had raised more than $17,000 toward a $20,000 goal as of Saturday evening -- with donations continuing even after it was reported that Leonia police found the wheelchair and arrested the teen accused of taking it .

Courtney, whose parents don't want their last name published, has cerebral palsy and needs the chair to get around.

After news of the theft broke, a medical supply company on Friday offered to give him a new chair with more and better features.

The donations will now go to "any cost associated" with a new chair -- with more and better features -- that a medical supply company offered to give Courtney, the GoFundMe page says.

The money will also go toward "modifications for [the famly] van and home to accommodate the new chair, and any other additional equipment to make their lives easier," it says says. "And boy do they deserve it after what they have been through."

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