LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — What was supposed to be a memorable first trip to the beach turned into a heartbreaking one when a family's belongings were stolen —including their 4-year-old son's prosthetic leg.
Liam Brenes was born with Fatco Syndrome, a rare bone disorder that required him to have his leg amputated when he was just 1-year-old. His right hand also has two missing fingers.
Overcoming these obstacles, Liam is described as a very active little boy.
According to several reports, Liam had put on his older leg to go explore the tide pools with his family at the Crystal Cove State Park in California, and when they came back to their towel, everything was gone — including Liam's new prosthetic leg and his eye glasses.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family to help them with insurance and travel costs to get a new leg made.
While very upsetting for the family, Liam seems to have taken it all in stride telling his dad, "That's OK, I can put something really important on my Christmas list. I can ask for a new leg."