It’s a huge sigh of relief for Sylvia Vanni, who is the co-founder of the Mystic Force Foundation, after police recovered her missing tailer.
The trailer used by the organization was stolen from her driveway at her home in North Miami, early Monday morning. Vanni took to social media and created fliers, desperately hoping someone would come forward.
Vanni said she received huge support online.
“We had over 1,000 shares (on Facebook) and that is actually the way that we were able to recover our trailer,” Vanni said. “A friend on Facebook saw the post, saw the trailer and called it in. Another friend also saw it and called it in. It was a mutual effort by so many and the news stations that covered it.”
Police were able to find the stolen trailer parked at a home in Sunrise, Monday evening. At this point, it’s not clear if the toys were still inside.
“I am totally ecstatic that Sunrise PD did an absolutely phenomenal job in recovering our trailer,” Vanni said.
Police are questioning some people, but it’s not clear if anyone has been arrested or charged.
The Mystic Force Foundation helps raise money for cancer research. It also collects toys for children who are undergoing cancer treatment in the hospital. Vanni made her mission to help children with cancer after losing her own son, who died of stage 4 neuroblastoma.
If you’d like to donate, head to the website.
Salvatore passed away just a month short of his eighth birthday. His death motivated Vanni to co-found the Mystic Force Foundation with her husband.