(Pictured: Catalina’s Rick Hill and Brian Marion greet Cristina and her family in Garden Grove, CA)


NBC Los Angeles (Published Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017):

“A birthday trip to Disneyland for a girl with cerebral palsy is now in jeopardy because someone stole the family van carrying oxygen tanks and other important equipment in Wilmington, the family said Wednesday.


The girl’s family was pleading with the public for the equipment to be returned after it was taken from right in front of the family’s Los Angeles home. Cristina Shaw depends on her oxygen tanks, suctioning equipment, wheelchair and special car seat — all of which were stolen along with the van…


If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe account set up to help Cristina’s family, you may do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/3acrqns (Note that GoFundMe deducts 7.9 percent of all funds raised in the form of platform and payment processing charges).
Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Special-Needs-Van-Stolen-Disneyland-Trip-Cerebral-Palsy-Help-Wilmington-411822745.html#ixzz4Wv2v9cbs 




Update (Jan. 26, 2017):

After hearing the unfortunate news about the Shaw family’s property loss, Catalina Cylinders immediately donated 6 of its ME medical oxygen cylinders to the Shaw family. Catalina hopes this small contribution will assist the Shaw family with Cristina’s medical equipment needs, and will help Cristina enjoy her annual birthday trip to Disneyland.