Jamie and Christy Bruesche recently sold off everything they owned, including their house, and moved to Brownsburg, Indiana. They needed to be closer to Riley Children’s Hospital.
Their youngest son, four-year-old Cody, has a rare chromosome disorder. Cody is the epitome of a fighter; Jamie and Christy say he has already undergone countless surgeries and has even died — and come back — 19 times.
To celebrate their very first Christmas in their brand new house, the Bruesches decided to keep all the gifts they bought for Cody and his 11-year-old brother a surprise.
So, they hid all the presents inside a nearby storage unit.
But when the next time they stopped by their unit, their hearts were broken. They didn’t even have to lift the door up to know that thieves had wiped their storage unit clean.
Everything Jamie and Christy had bought for their sons was gone. Hundreds of dollars in electronics had been stolen, including remote control cars, a hover board, and an Xbox headset.
The robbery could have easily ruined the family’s Christmas during an already anxiety-ridden time.
But less that 24 hours later, the Bruesches were stunned by their new community’s response.