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YSU student recoups money in Make a Wish theft

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HUBBARD, Ohio - Hubbard Police are looking for 20 year old Catherine Gabrovsek.

The North Bloomfield woman is identified as the one who took a Make A Wish collection jar from the liquor department counter inside Devine's Shop and Save in Hubbard on October 8th.

"I was shocked and appalled and disgusted. I thought, "Who could steal from a charity?," says Ricky Pasco.

He and his sister, Mackenzie have been collecting the money for the past five years for the " Ricky-Mack Giving Back" fundraiser. The two are living with a life-threatening immune deficiency disorder and were beneficiaries of Make A Wish years ago.

Thanks to a part-time stock boy at the store and YSU student, some of the money that was allegedly taken by Gabrovsek was put back toward the cause. 20 year old Tom Heydle gave $100 to the Ricky-Mack fundraiser the day after the jar was stolen.

"I've been saving up money. I save up money for student loans and I figured I had a little bit left over so I may as well give it to this rather than blow it on something for myself. These kids need it more than I do so that's why I did that."

The Pasco kids raised over $9,100 dollars this year for a Make a Wish child.

A testament to the good in the world and among young people, even after the recent theft.

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