Lakewood police replace stolen bag belonging to girl battling leukemia

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood Police Department came to the aid of a little girl fighting leukemia who had an important bag stolen from a vehicle.

In a posting on its Facebook page, police said the backpack belonging to 7-year-old Taylor was stolen Aug. 22. It was described as Taylor’s “go bag” that she took to the hospital for treatment. It was filled with items that comforted her.

The police department’s Victim Assistance Unit worked to have several police officers write words of wisdom on a book that was given to Taylor’s family.

“The book became full of beautiful words of hope for Taylor,” the Facebook post said.

More than $165 was raised to buy Taylor a new bag that was filled with books, Crayons, stuffed animals, coloring papers and markers.

“We also gave her and her sister gift cards to the toy store, a dinner out gift card for the parents and a Lakewood PD Swag Bag filled with little PD items,” police said.

Susie Sweets in Lakewood donated cookies for the family. Officers Jason Cline and Wendy Ligget visited Taylor to deliver the gifts, and allowed the girl and neighbors to play in the cars and take pictures.

Taylor and her mother were also given a ride in a patrol vehicle.