When news of a 15 year old boy with Down’s Syndrome iPad was stolen, some people from his community bought him a new one
After the theft, he asked his mom why “the bad people stole my iPad?”
His mom, Wendy Kerr, answered as best she could: “Someone thought that they needed your iPad more than you do.” Then she held him while he cried.
When Henry’s story went up on the Lost Coast Outpost this morning, there was an outpouring of offers to help. One woman contacted Simeon Tauber, owner Simply Macintosh in Arcata. He offered to donate $100 on an iPad and facilitate its purchase. He was quickly paired with another group of Facebook members (mostly local folk but including a man from Oklahoma) who had gathered enough money to replace Henry’s iPad. “It is all taken care of. [A new iPad] is coming into Simply Macintosh today,” explained one of the group of community members.