THE father of a girl with cerebral palsy has made an appeal for the return of her wheelchair, which was in a car stolen from their driveway.
Gavin Tracy from Enniscorthy is seeking the return of his four-year-old daughter Lauryn's wheelchair, which is worth about €2,500 and was specially imported for her.
He made the appeal on Twitter, saying: "My car was stolen, it contains my child's pink wheelchair and special seat."
He tweeted a picture of the wheelchair as well as his car, a 132 Hyundai.
The theft happened when his house was broken into in the early hours of Thursday morning with the burglars taking his car keys.
He said: "We are asking anyone with information to come forward.
"We can replace the car, but Lauryn relies on her wheelchair and we need to get it back."
He said that the wheelchair had taken five months to import to Ireland and that the car seat, which was also in the vehicle, was specially adapted for his daughter.
Last night, Mr Tracy's plea had been retweeted hundreds of times, boosted by celebrities such as Bressie.
He was offered the loan of a replacement wheelchair by Fred Storey Mobility Supplies, which will allow Lauryn to go to school until her pink wheelchair is located.
Lauryn recently appeared with her parents on TV3's 'Ireland AM' in a segment about the charity Dogs for the Disabled.
She is on a waiting list for a stability dog that will help her to walk.