The Ahuna family went to the offices of the San Francisco Police Officers Association on Wednesday where they were given hats, pens, and other police souvenirs.
RELATED: Thieves steal from teen about to undergo brain surgery
"Last night we were made aware through Channel 7 of this family from Hawaii being victimized," said Val Kirwan with the SFPOA.
Fourteen-year-old Kaikea Ahuna, his parents, and two brothers came to San Francisco from their home on Kauai. The teen will have surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford next week to remove a brain tumor.
Thieves steal belongings of teen from Kauai here in SF for brain tumor surgery from his family's parked car at Wharf pic.twitter.com/GMmMpYJfwN— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) April 19, 2016
On Friday, they played tourist at Fisherman's Wharf near Pier 39. Thieves broke into their car and took their bags. Most important to Kaikea's mother Kanoe Ahuna were the get-well cards from family and friends.
"I was really saving them for him to read to him while he was in the hospital during recovery," she said. "And those are the kinds of things that can't be replaced."
The most expensive items stolen were Kaikea's brother's laptop and camera.
The SFPOA buys new camera and laptop for the Ahuna family from Hawaii whose car was burglarized at the Wharf. pic.twitter.com/EVCpC02fEu— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) April 20, 2016
Sixteen-year-old Kilikai is a budding photographer. The POA offered to replace his stolen items. So on Wednesday, they went shopping at Best Buy. Kilikai got a new laptop and he got a new camera.
Vic: "Is this what you want?"
Kilikai: "Yeah, this is exactly what I had."
"In 2015, we saw a 46 percent increase in auto boostings in the central area, central district of San Francisco," said Troy Campbell with the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District.
That includes Fisherman's Wharf.
Merchants there have been trying to get the word out to tourists to stop leaving valuables in their cars. Their campaign includes "Park Smart" stickers, which are posted around the area. Better yet, they now want to stick those warnings on parking meters.
If you'd like to donate and help the Ahuna family, click here.