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Stolen tricycle returned to kid dying of cancer

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update: The Spokane Police Department located a tricycle that was stolen from a boy with terminal cancer.

Countless people offered to replace Brian's tricycle. He would like to thank each and everyone one of them for their generosity and willingness to help him.

Brian's medical bills have been taken care of by the state of Washington. 

Brian isn't the only child going through this tough time. There are many kids battling cancer. If you would like to help, here is a list of places that you can donate to and make a difference:

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There's no shortage of imagination in Brian’s bedroom.

Like most young boys, the 13-year-old loves super heroes, stuffed animals, and plenty of games.

But more than any of the stuff, Brian loves a good adventure.

“I just went out and walked around the woods for a while and looked at things,” said Brian, who can’t do that anymore. “I can't really do much.”

Brian has terminal cancer, and each day is getting more difficult.

“Eight months ago to a year he was diagnosed with Leukemia in his bone marrow,” said Brian’s grandfather, Mark Hefner. “But we’re a team.”

It's a hard day for Brian and his grandfather. After Brian’s diagnosis last year, Brian was given a tricycle for Christmas. It helped him get around, until Tuesday.

“Please bring it back,” said Hefner. “It's my grandsons. I won't say a thing about it just please bring it back.”

Mark says the tricycle was cut loose and stolen from his porch sometime in the middle of the night. He doesn't think it was random.

“They knew it was an expensive bike because it was made for a handicapped person,” said Hefner.

Mark is the only person taking care of Brian. We interviewed them both a couple of years ago at the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane.

But this time Mark’s wish is that whoever stole the tricycle would give it back so that Brian could go on one last adventure.

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