A 3-year-old boy who made headlines after his prosthetic leg was stolen has received a new one.
Josiah Rainey, of Belleville, Illinois, had been without a prosthesis since March 1, when his mother left the original — along with her wallet — in her car overnight. The next morning, she discovered the backpack that contained the $10,000 leg and the wallet had been stolen. As news of the theft spread, sympathetic residents started a GoFundMe account for Rainey and workers at Shriners Hospital began work on a replacement limb. Rainey was fitted with his new leg on Tuesday.
“I just feel so blessed,” Brie Rainey says. “He’s just the sweetest little boy.” She says $4,000 raised by the GoFundMe account will be used to buy Josiah a wheelchair.