Update: Abbotsford mother recovers autistic son’s special needs stroller

Stroller fell off back of pickup truck Tuesday morning.

A wheelchair stroller similar to this one

A wheelchair stroller similar to this one

An Abbotsford mother has recovered a vital stroller for her autistic son lost Tuesday morning.

Lydia Despina Clair was driving from Abbotsford en route to Fort Langley with her two autistic sons when the latch on her pickup truck’s tailgate broke and the stroller, which is red, fell off.

A second stroller, identical but coloured blue (pictured above), remained in the back of the truck.

Clair says the stroller, along with an attachable blue version, was vital to allowing her to take her two sons – aged eight and 10 – out of the home. The stroller is large – it can support up to 250 pounds – and the family hoped it would accommodate Clair’s son into adulthood.

“This is a big loss for our son and family,” she said.

Clair posted to the Abbotsford Bidding Wars site on Facebook and contacting the police and the News, and the following day, she was contacted by police and told the stroller had been recovered.

You all restored my faith in humanity,” she posted on Facebook. “The stroller has been found. I truly believe it wouldn’t have happened without all of your help.”