Anonymous donor buys Bible Hill man new scooter

Published on November 8, 2012

Steve Weatherby's electric scooter was stolen from his shed in Bible Hill on Sunday. 

 

BIBLE HILL - An anonymous donor has come to Steve Weatherby's rescue.

On the same day the Truro Daily News ran a front-page story about the theft of Weatherby's electric scooter, the donor purchased a new scooter for the Bible Hill man.

Weatherby, 54, who has limited mobility from a childhood accident and required the scooter to get around, was thrilled by the turn of events.

"I am just so excited," he said, after learning about the purchase and delivery scheduled for Tuesday. "With all the donations today, my family members were all overwhelmed. My brother, Mark, said his phone hasn't stopped."

Weatherby's sister, Kathy MacKay, said a number of people had offered used scooters or wheelchairs after hearing that Weatherby's was stolen from his shed overnight Sunday.

There were also a number of people who wanted to purchase a new scooter for him.

"We weren't prepared for this," said MacKay. "We just wanted his old one back."

But yesterday, Weatherby received a call from the manager of MacQuarries Pharmasave with news that someone had already purchased a scooter and it was already on order.

"The scooter they purchased is better than what he had, and it also comes with a hitch with a cart," said MacKay. "We are just thrilled."

Having so many people reaching out to Weatherby made for pleasant realization, said MacKay.

"It really makes you feel like there are an awful lot of good people in the world."

Not being able to hide a smile when asked what the cart will be used for, Weatherby said it will be used for "hauling bottles."