With bells ringing and high-fives all around, seven-year-old Ethan Paugh is back on his tricycle.
This was Ethan's first ride in over a month. He has a genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome. He gains weight quickly and his muscles haven't developed enough to ride a regular bike.
One was handmade for him, but on June 30, someone stole it near his home in Hagerstown, Md.
His grandmother and others rallied to help.
"People were giving us leads. I saw it here. I saw it there and it seemed like we were just chasing our tails," says Tammy Paugh.
That was until FOX 5 picked up the story.
"They were able to do something in just a few hours that we haven't been able to do in 30 days," says Tammy.
A viewer saw FOX 5's story on our sister station in Baltimore. He had already seen the bike on Craigslist. It was traced to a shop in Dundalk, 92 miles from Ethan's home.
The owner says he got the tricycle from a regular customer and had no idea it was stolen.
There are no charges yet, but police say the have a person of interest. The brakes have been removed and the seat broken.
"It probably bothers me more than it does him - the missing parts, but I'm happy that he's happy again," says Tammy.
Ethan's mother Jennifer says: "He's going to be on it all day. He's not going to stop. There goes the 9:30 bedtime."
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