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updated 12/13/2010 11:38:54 AM ET 2010-12-13T16:38:54

The parents of an 8-year-old western Pennsylvania boy with leukemia say someone stole his donated bike during their Make-A-Wish trip to Florida.

Shelly and Kevin Jackson say they returned to find the bicycle and other items stolen from their garage Sunday.

They had been at Disney World and University Studios in Orlando, Fla. with their son, Aaron Jones, and three other children, since Dec. 4.

Shelly Jackson told the Valley News Dispatch of Tarentum that the family doesn't want a bunch of people to donate bikes to them upon hearing her son's story.

"We're not looking for people to donate bikes," Jackson told the Valley News Dispatch. "We want to find out who broke into our property while we were on a Make-A-Wish trip. That's what bothers me the most."

The bicycle was given to Aaron in November 2009, a month after his diagnosis, by Cody's Wheels of Hope. The Erie nonprofit gives bicycles to children with serious illnesses.

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