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There Is The Bad, And Then There Is The Good

The river of bad news and poor policy-making by public officials rarely slows down, but now and then comes a story that helps renew the spirit.

Compassionate strangers from across the country have banded together and donated more than $17,000 to support a handicapped Cary boy who had his cash stolen Thursday when he was raising money for a wheelchair basketball event.

A flood of donations from $5 to $500 have poured in since Friday to help 12-year-old Nolan Turner bring the experience of playing wheelchair basketball to Briarcliff Elementary School. More than 450 people have donated nearly $18,000, far beyond Nolan’s original goal of $1000.

The only thing that can make this story even better is when the police catch the malcontent who stole this child’s money.

One Response to “There Is The Bad, And Then There Is The Good”

  • Mar
    27
    2012

    His mother is a friend of mine, and is a wonderful girl. It is just shameful what that guy did.

    But it does lift one’s spirit to see how people from all over – the proverbial 1000 points of light – have taken up the cause with a vengeance.

    And Cary PD *WILL* catch the guy at some point.

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