LAKEWOOD - A backpack stolen from a vehicle on Aug. 22 was filled with items that comforted a 7-year-old girl who is fighting leukemia.
It was the ‘go bag’ that Taylor Burgess would take to the hospital.
The Lakewood Police Department’s Victim Assistance Unit decided to have agents write words of wisdom in a book that they dropped off at Taylor’s home.
The book came with more than $165 in donations. Those donations allowed police to buy a new bag for Taylor filled with books, crayons, stuffed animals, coloring papers and markers.
Police also gave Taylor and her sister gift cards to a toy store. Their parents were given a gift card for dinner out. Lakewood Police also gave the family a police department ‘swag bag’ filled with LPD gear. Susie Sweets in Lakewood also donated a bag of cookies to the family.
Agents Jason Cline and Wendy Ligget visited Taylor to deliver the gifts and let Taylor and her neighbors play in a patrol car and take pictures.
Taylor and her mother even got a ride in a patrol car.
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