CENTER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Butler County woman now has a new iPad after her story compelled a KDKA viewer to replace the one she had stolen.
Tara Young, of Center Township, is completely blind and used the iPad to perform daily functions like turning on lights and counting money.
Young had won the iPad at a Chicora Fire Department Gun Rally four months ago.
But someone broke into her sister’s home on Christmas and stole the device.
After Young’s story aired on New Year’s Day, Stacy Rhome decided she and her family wanted to replace the technology.
Rhome, who lives in Canonsburg, Washington County, doesn’t know Young but reached into her pockets on Wednesday to make sure Young could still do all the things she had beforehand with it.
“I’m just so excited; I love doing this stuff for people,” said Rhome.
When Rhome gave Young the new iPad, it was overwhelming.
“It is very overwhelming because when it was taken from me I thought, ‘Okay, how am I gonna do these things now that I don’t have the iPad to do them with?’” said Young. “Now, I have it and I can put the apps on it and I can do things on my own again.”
Young says it’s nice to know there are still some good people who are willing to help out a stranger.
“It makes me feel good to know that there are people that are willing to help others,” she said. “I can’t believe someone would actually do that.”
Young says she can’t wait to reload the apps she used before and get life back to normal.
She says she will be downloading the “Find My iPhone” software on her device and keep it close at all times.