September 23, 2016 - 4:08 PM
KELOWNA - Someone has taken the smile from 9-year-old Torie’s face, along with the orthotics she desperately requires to assist in her walking when the family van was broken into, but Cops for Kids are putting that smile back where it belongs.
Although their signature ride just wrapped up after 10 days of cycling on Sunday, Cops for Kids have come forward to assist with purchasing new orthotics for Torie by partnering with Ortho Design in Kelowna.
Cops for Kids will pay for the materials, while Ortho Design staff have volunteered their time to provide the labor at no charge. Torie Foort is a 9-year-old Kelowna girl who has beat the odds with cancer, but still needs help from custom orthotics to assist with her walking.
For the RCMP members who were a part of the cycling team, this is the reward that they were looking for after an arduous journey. Cpl. Heather Swetnam of the RCMP South East District General Investigation Section sees both parts of her life coming together.
“After the unfortunate theft from the Foort family van, the request for public assistance to recover the devices has not been successful thus far. It’s important that Torie is back out there being a kid as soon as possible, and so I’m honored that Cops for Kids will fund the new orthotics,” Swetnam says.
Ortho Design has started the fitting and molding process for Torie, and it’s expected that she’ll be outfitted before the end of the week, hopefully putting her best foot forward.
To learn more about Cops for Kids, or to make a donation please visit the Cops for Kids website.
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