Bighearted viewer gives new iPad to autistic boy

Bighearted viewer gives new iPad to autistic boy

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Posted on December 16, 2013 at 6:58 PM

PORTLAND -- The family of a Portland boy with autism was devastated after a thief stole the iPad he used to communicate.

Then, a big-hearted KGW viewer came to his rescue. On Thursday morning, Charles Turner delivered a new iPad to 10-year-old Corbin Murr.

Someone took Corbin’s iPad from his wheelchair while he was playing at Glenwood Park.

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Turner said he realized corbin would suffer without the tablet.

“We were watching the news. The night the story aired, and for us, the iPad is largely a toy and a convenience, but for Corbin it is much more than that,” Turner said.

"He's been getting pretty good at it, learning how to communicate his needs when he's thirsty, when he's hungry, when he wants a certain toy, saying I love you Mom. So it's a real big thing for him,” said Gillian Murr, Corbin’s mother.

Corbin is also new learning programs on his iPad at school

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