GoFundMe Started for Wheelchair Stolen at Boise State Game
After a search involving nearly 100 people, the wheelchair stolen from Friday night's Boise State football game was not located. A GoFundMe has been set up and a Boise entrepreneur made a surprise donation.
On Friday night just before the Boise State game, Nathan Ogden parked his wheelchair in Section 8 and by 7:45 a.m. the wheelchair was gone. As a quadriplegic, the $4,500 chair was custom made. This wheelchair literally makes it possible for Nathan to function in life and be an active part of his family.
The stolen wheelchair is such irony due to the fact that Nathan raised over $43,000 for people living in underdeveloped countries in need of wheelchairs.
After coming up short in a search for the stolen wheelchair, a GoFundMe was set up to pay for Nathan's wheelchair replacement.
A 'thank you' went out to the community for the donated funds toward the new wheelchair. Then, Ryan DeLuca, Boise Entrepreneur donated $20,000.
This note was posted on the GoFundMe page:
Thank you everyone for your generosity, especially Ryan. As I said earlier anything donated above and beyond the cost of Nathan's new wheelchair will go to his #chairthehope cause to get wheelchairs to others in need. So let's keep giving!
(click on the replies to the comment to see the moment we had to hold back tears)