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Sick teen’s rides stolen from Urangan home

David Boston's newly restored BMX was pinched from his back door two weeks after two motorbikes were stolen.
David Boston's newly restored BMX was pinched from his back door two weeks after two motorbikes were stolen. Valerie Horton

AN INNOCENT childhood wish has turned to heartbreak for a Urangan teenager suffering from cystic fibrosis.

But fortunately the kindness of strangers in the Fraser Coast community is restoring his faith in humanity.

David Boston, 13, was given a PeeWee 50 motorcycle by the Make a Wish Foundation when he was 5.

He had outgrown the bike, but wanted to keep it because it was special to him.

A few weeks ago, thieves stole the blue and white PeeWee 50 and another motorcycle, which had been parked in front of the house overnight.

The other motorcycle was an orange and black KTM 60, which the father and son were intending to rebuild together so David could ride it.

To add insult to injury, two weeks after the motorcycles were stolen, the black and red BMX bike that David and his father were restoring together was also stolen.

David's dad suspects the BMX could have been stolen by the same thieves who took the motorcycles.

The story was shared on the Fraser Coast Brickbats and Bouquets website and several kind strangers had made offers of a push bike for the teenager, his father, also named David, said.

The family is going to accept the offer of a push bike from a Maryborough family, while another family had offered to donate money towards getting another motorcycle for David.

"It's nice to know there are good people out there."

David's father said the acts of thievery were hard to swallow for his son, who was faced with a tragic prognosis as a result of having cystic fibrosis.

David's father said it was likely David's life would be much shorter than anyone else's and he didn't want his son to miss out on anything.

David Boston with his dad who is also named David Boston.
David Boston with his dad who is also named David Boston. Valerie Horton

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