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November 2, 2013

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Two rockers stolen from front porch

In June of this year, Theresa, 75, of Terre Haute, was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. She almost died and was on life support for three weeks. Her kidneys shut down and she had to be put on dialysis. After several weeks in rehab she was allowed to return home but now requires 24-hour care and dialysis three days a week.

One of the things Theresa loves to do is sit on her front porch in one of her rocking chairs. It is an  important part of her rehab and physical therapy and one of the few joys she has in life. It gives her a chance to get some fresh air and connect with her friends and neighbors.

On Saturday morning, Oct. 12, this one joy, this opportunity to get much-needed exercise and therapy, this chance to be part of her community, was ripped  from her when her two rocking chairs were stolen from her front porch.

The theft was discovered while taking her to dialysis at 5:30 in the morning. Being a person on a fixed income with limited resources and high medical bills, she cannot just go out and buy another chair.

My hope and prayer is that the person who stole the rocking chairs needs them and enjoys them as much as Theresa did.

— John Fowler

Terre Haute

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