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Stolen trailer was packed full of supplies to raise money for pediatric cancer research

Posted at 6:57 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 08:08:34-04

HOMOSASSA, Fla. — A trailer stolen from "Hannah's Art for the Heart" was full of supplies and student artwork that's sold to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Hannah Douglas was described as happy and full of life, even though she was sick for most of it.

At age 7, Hannah died from the treatments used to fight pediatric cancer.

"We were all devastated," said Stacy Griffin, a close family friend.

Griffin is a teacher at Rock Crusher Elementary in Homosassa and wanted to do something to continue Hannah's spirit.

"We decided to start 'Hannah's Art From the Heart' where we sell children’s art that they donate and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Pediatric Foundation in Tampa," said Griffin.

They set up a booth at local events and sell art.

"The kids always get so excited about being able to help," said Griffin.

They’ve raised more than $17,000 so far. But that all came to halt last week.

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"Last week when were at work someone opened up our back gate, came into our yard and took the trailer that had everything in it," said Griffin.

Everything including the supplies needed for art shows and all of the artwork donated by students.

"It's so much more than a trailer. The children who gave us the art, their intention was to help other kids and it’s devastating," said Griffin.

She says it's a distinctive trailer, made from galvanized steel with a black back door and a white side door. The license plate is 9504UP.

She says if you see the trailer or have any information about it, call the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office at 352-726-4488.

For information about Hannah’s Art from the Heart, email Stacy Griffin at