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22 Feb 2018
Stagecoach East Midlands was so moved by a message from the mother of two-year old Mollie Logan, that they arranged a surprise for the bus loving little girl.
Mollie was recently diagnosed with Chromosomes15 deletion, a rare genetic condition that increases the risk of developmental delay and causes learning difficulties. Mollie has difficulty expressing emotion but always shows an interest and enthusiasm for buses, particularly Stagecoach buses.
With numerous trips required to attend hospital appointments, Mollie has used the bus since birth, mum and dad noticed that Mollie always enjoyed her trips and would point out buses even to the extent that her first word was ‘bus’.
Mollie was disinterested in the bus Rebekah bought her, as it wasn’t a Stagecoach bus, so she decided to contact the bus operator to find out whether they sold toy versions of the buses.
When Stagecoach received the message from Rebekah they decided to gift Mollie much more than just a toy bus. Rebekah, Mollie and their family were invited to the bus station, where Stagecoach had arranged for one of the new Simplibus vehicles to be dedicated to Mollie.
The destination board had been changed to read ‘Mollie’ and the little girl was invited aboard a bus to receive her own die-cast model of a Stagecoach bus, along with a bag full of goodies, including two of the popular Seasiders children’s books.
Rebekah said: “I really wasn’t expecting this, I simply got in touch with Stagecoach to see if they sold toy buses. Mollie always smiles when travelling on the bus, but when she saw the bus had been named after her and was given the treats, her smile was something that just couldn’t be explained, her whole face lit up.
“Mollie is usually unable to sit still long enough to read her stories, but she sat through both of the Seasiders books that Stagecoach gave to her. She carries the bus with her everywhere, even taking it to bed with her. The whole occasion made a little girl’s dreams come true.”
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