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Prized cello stolen from Colorado Springs boy, local organization working to replace it

Posted at 10:22 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 09:59:11-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado Springs sixth grader is missing his most prized possession.

Brendon Bradley is on the autism spectrum, and for him, playing the cello is not only a passion but also a form of therapy.

When Brendon went out to his mom’s suburban Monday morning before school, he found the door ajar and his expensive instrument missing.

His mom immediately began calling local pawn shops and checking Facebook markets and Craigslist to see if a thief was trying to sell the cello, but she came up empty.

When Mount Carmel Veterans Service heard about Brendon’s predicament, they decided to get involved.

“Brendon is the son of a veteran, and we are a veteran serving organization. We want to make sure he’s taken care of,” a representative from Mount Carmel said.

Mount Carmel put the word out on Facebook by sharing a Go-Fund-Me page set up by Brendon’s Mom.

The organization hopes to raise enough support to either track down Brendon’s cello or get him a new one.

CLICK HERE for a link to a GoFundMe page that was set up to replace Brendon’s cello.