A New York charity has donated $7,000 to replace money stolen from a fundraiser for the life changing surgery for Aidan Sullivan.
The parents of the 9-year-old received a call on Saturday from The Vincent Crotty Memorial Fund of Suffern, New York, to tell them they intended to donate $7,000 towards the cot if Aidan's surgery.
Aidan suffers from a congenital disorder that has caused deformities in his jaw, skull and left him right ear has never developed properly.
Tim and Coleen Sullivan said they "feel honored" that the charity choose their son.
"They heard about our story on the news and in the papers," Colleen Sullivan said. "They called us up and came over and presented us with the check."
The money will replace the cash stolen from a fund-raising event for Aidan, which tool place last week. Danbury, Connecticut, police Lt. Tom Michael reported that $7,000 in cash and $1,000 in checks went missing after the event which was sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic fraternal organization.
Peter Crotty from the The Vincent Crotty Memorial Fund said their donation "seemed like the right thing to do." He read about the stolen donations on Thanksgiving was felt great pity for the Sullivan family.
The $7,000 donation will go towards the scheduled March 1 procedure which will reconstruct Aidan's missing right ear.