WA’s oldest heart transplant recipient becomes victim of bike theft

In a shocking incident, the oldest heart transplant recipient in Western Australia, Anne Forbes, has been targeted by heartless bike thieves. The 74-year-old woman had her custom-made tricycle stolen from outside her Perth home on Tuesday. The specially designed tricycle was not just her mode of transportation, but also a vital supporting tool for her fragile health condition.

Forbes received her new heart almost 25 years ago and has since dedicated her life to raising awareness about organ donation. She used the tricycle to visit hospitals and schools, effectively spreading her message of hope and gratitude. The theft has left her devastated, as she can no longer carry out her advocacy work, which had a significant impact on the local community.

The incident has sparked outrage and concern among residents, with many rallying around Forbes to help her regain her independence. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise funds for a replacement tricycle, and several community groups have offered their assistance in locating the stolen one. The local police have been alerted and are actively investigating the case, hopeful that justice will be served for this vulnerable yet resilient member of the community.

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