To fundraise for her son, a Georgia woman put donation jars in local businesses, but one jar was stolen before the family was able to collect the much-needed money.
Jennifer Titman, of Henry County, Ga., watched surveillance video of the store and told Fox 5 Atlanta she could clearly see a man pick up the jar, which was full of money. Her son, Ayden, 9, has neurofibromatosis.
Neurofibromatosis is characterized by tumors that grow in the nervous system. The most common diagnosis, NF1, occurs in 1 in 3,000 to 4,000 individuals in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is unknown how to prevent tumors from growing and surgery is often recommended.
“Right now [Ayden] has tumors on his brain and one on his spine,” Titman told Fox 5 Atlanta.
Titman is trying to get her son to a medical specialist in Florida.
Henry County Police arrested Tiffany Jones and Josh Parlier, and charged them with theft by taking, but they did not recover the jar.
Now, Titman is trying to find new ways to raise money for medical expenses of up to $100,000. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.