NBC 5 Viewers Rush to Help Autistic Teen

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Christmas may come early for a young man thanks to NBC 5 viewers.

    On Friday night, NBC 5's Julie Fine told viewers about Lee Huggins. The 18-year-old autistic student uses an $8000 device called a DynaVox to communicate.

    But one week ago, it disappeared at the gym of Birdville High School.

    On Friday night and throughout Saturday, NBC 5 viewers emailed our newsroom and put messages on the NBCDFW Facebook Fan Page offering to help Huggins receive a replacement.

    On Saturday night, Huggin's mother Cheryl Kaufman told NBC DFW that a Fort Worth man offered to buy Huggins a new missing with the exact programs that he needs.

    Kaufman has filed a police report for the original missing DynaVox.