WHEN heartless thieves broke in and stole Miracle Fanene's keyboard they took far more than just a musical instrument.
The shy 11-year-old, who plays piano at church each week, has described the missing instrument as his "greatest source of inspiration".
"I feel very sad, it was very precious to me because I play in church and it was a gift from my uncle in Sydney," he said.
"It's been an inspiration for me. When I played it I felt proud because my godmother taught me how to play. She passed away last year.
"She always wanted to see me play in church and she got her wish before she died. It made her so happy and proud.
"I'd really appreciate it if the people who took it could bring it back."
The callous crooks also made off with a brand new 48cm TV, a DVD player, Wii console and games when they broke into the Yambil Street residence two weeks ago.
Miracle's mother Sue Mose has made an impassioned plea to the community for the return of her son's silver Casio keyboard.
"They broke in while we were away in Brisbane," she said.
"We are upset about everything that was taken but it is the keyboard that was most precious.
"Miracle used to practise on it every morning before school and then after.
"He can't practise now and it makes him very sad.
"He lost his Wii console and games too, but it's his keyboard that he misses most. Whoever took it dropped the power cord as they went out. I just want everyone to keep an eye out for it. I don't know what else to do."
If anyone has any information about the stolen items and in particular the keyboard they should contact Griffith Police.
Alternatively the keyboard can be left at The Area News office anonymously.