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New Riley red wagon built, delivered for 2-year-old Columbus boy

Avery's first wagon was stolen from his back patio
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Posted at 3:35 PM, Oct 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-03 17:15:11-04

INDIANAPOLIS/COLUMBUS — Days after a Columbus 2-year-old's wagon was stolen from his back patio, the Riley Children's Foundation stepped in to help.

LEAP Managed IT reached out the Foundation after hearing about Avery's story. Over the weekend, LEAP, Riley Hospital for Children and wagon builders came together to build Avery a new wagon.

"We are very grateful for the amount of love and support from several communities," Sutton told WRTV Sunday. "In April of last year, several Riley doctors worked around the clock in saving Avery's life when his heart stopped. Riley has truly been a blessing to our family."

The wagon was delivered Monday afternoon.

"We are over the moon and very grateful for the kindness Riley Hospital has given us and Avery. We are very blessed to have such a strong community who offered a helping hand when we truly needed it," Sutton said Monday.

The wagon helps Avery's parents transport him and his nearly 70 pounds of medical equipment from place to place. The Foundation says in special cases, families can take a wagon to assist with their medical equipment in special cases.

"This wagon is his legs to get him into places," Sutton said last week. "[It] makes Avery's life so much easier."

Sutton says her family has gotten multiple messages from people asking how they can help and even offering to buy Avery a new wagon.

Each wagon is sponsored through donors. There are also lots of wagons at Riley Hospital to help get kids to and from their cars to appointments.