PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Like most 4-year-olds, Ashlynn Widney had a blast at the Portland Trail Blazers game Saturday night, a blowout win over Orlando.
It was more than a game for Ashlynn. She has lymphoma and she went to the game with her mom and Alison Stone, a volunteer with the Children’s Cancer Association. Stone parked her car at 3rd and Hancock and left a bag with toys — and the Children’s Cancer Association logo on it — in the back seat.
When the game was over, Stone got back to her car and discovered someone smashed a window and stole the bag of toys that Stone takes with her on hospital visits.
“As I got closer, I saw the glass around the sides,” Stone told KOIN 6 News. She noticed the bag was gone, wondered if anything else was taken and if she should call the police.
And then she wondered, “Who would do this?”
She did call the police. In hindsight, she admitted she shouldn’t have left the bag with $40 worth of toys in the backseat of her SUV.
“I can replace the window. That’s not the big deal here,” she said. “It’s the fact that you took toys from kids who go to OHSU for treatments. They’re fighting for their life, you know?”
Whoever took it likely figured out quickly what they had. There are no suspects at this time.