COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CBS4) – A mother in Colorado Springs asks for help after someone broke into her car and took her young son’s precious teddy bear. Amanda says “Blue”, the bear was with her 8-year-old son Zander during monthly blood transfusions and more than 20 operations.
Amanda said someone in Colorado Springs removed a large tactical bag from his van while it was parked in the Delta Drive and Hancock Expressway area on Tuesday.
“You can keep the bag, everything in it, I just need this bear back!” She wrote on Facebook. “His name is Blue and has spent the last 8 years going to the Cancer and Blood Diseases Center with my son every 28 days for plasma transfusions.”
“This is his only consolation he asks for help in obtaining his IV, and we really need it back!” She wrote.
Amanda announced a $ 200 reward for returning her son’s very special stuffed bear.
“We just want Blue to come home,” Amanda wrote to KKTV, our Colorado Springs news partner. “This is just a big sentimental part of his life and has been through so much, 22 surgeries, dozens of procedures, over 100 transfusions.”
After KKTV shared their request for Blau to return, Amanda said several people had tried to donate a new bear to Zander. Instead of replacing Blue, Amanda instead asks people to consider donating to the Children’s Hospital. (Colorado Children’s Hospital accepts donations in kind. Click here to find out how to donate.)
“If you feel compelled to donate, please donate to the Children’s Hospital. He has dozens of other stuffies that he can attribute to hospital admissions / procedures and I can say they make a huge difference to the inpatient kids! “
If you have information about this crime, please call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 and reference number 20-45301.