Highlands Ranch teen has wheelchair, wallet stolen

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Pierce Grandchamp said his custom-made wheelchair was stolen from his house over the weekend.

Pierce Grandchamp said his custom-made wheelchair was stolen from his house over the weekend.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A Highlands Ranch 18-year-old says someone has stole the custom-made wheelchair he has sat in for six years from the front yard of his house.

Pierce Grandchamp has spina bifida and has been in the wheelchair, which is valued between $5,000 and $10,000, since he was 12. Now he’s using a backup chair that isn’t the right size.

“This chair is a pathetic way of getting around compared to my other chair,” Grandchamp said. “So if they could bring it back I would really appreciate that so I could get back in my normal routine.”

This past weekend Grandchamp left his wheelchair in front of his father’s home on Serramonte Drive to so that he could drive his younger sister to his mom’s house up the road. When he returned a few minutes later, it was gone.

Grandchamp, who also had his wallet stolen in the theft, has a message for whoever currently has his wheelchair: “Just bring it back to the house and leave it. No questions asked.”

On the chance it doesn’t turn up, there has been a charity fund set up for Grandchamp, who said he’s not sure if his insurance will cover a new chair. Go to any Chase Bank and ask to donate to the “Pierce Grandchamp Wheelchair Fund” if interested.

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