Ascinda all smiles with her donated bike
WHEN a little girl's bike went missing it touched the hearts of many in the Rose City.
Six-and-a-half-year-old Ascinda Billsborough had her bike stolen from her home early last week.
Her father Michael said she was just devastated.
"It's just a low act," he said.
"Why would you steal a child's bike?
"Ascinda was so upset and was very sad for quite a few days."
But, something good has come out of such a terrible event.
Following the story in the Daily News last Monday, the Billsboroughs received a phone call.
"When the story hit people's doorsteps they seemed to have all picked up the phone," Mr Billsborough said.
"A lady offered us a bike that her daughter had outgrown.
"She said she would drop it off that afternoon," he said.
Mr Billsborough said he and Ascinda were shocked at the generosity shown.
"We just wanted whoever took Ascinda's bike to bring it back," he said.
"We didn't think anyone would be so kind.
"Ascinda was so happy when I told her she would be getting another bike so soon."
Little Ascinda said she loved her new bike.
"It's a Bratz doll bike," she said. "It's just great.
"It's a bit smaller than my old bike which was a bit big for me so I fit on it perfectly," she said.
Ascinda said she will ride the bike every day.
"I love riding my bike," she said.
"It's so much fun and I will ride it every day after school."
The Daily News had also received phone calls from other residents wanting to help out and get Ascinda another bike.
The Billsborough family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity.
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