Nikola Trevelyan-Blake was shopping at Tesco Express, Hobs Moat, around 4pm last Friday with her 11-year-old son Cameron Dixon.
Cameron, who lives with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, had been looking after the iPhone 4 when it was placed on the supermarket’s Lotto table.
The youngster accidentally left it on the counter. Sadly, when the pair returned within a matter of moments, it had disappeared.
Now Nikola, from Old Lode Lane, is appealing for the return of the phone to retrieve the numerous pictures and videos from its hard drive.
“Every memory is so precious when you are living with someone with a disability,” said Nikola.
“The phone had a year-and-a-half of pictures and videos that are irreplaceable.
“And this year has been so special, Cameron’s met the Mayor, he’s held the Olympic Torch...
“We’d be devastated to lose those moments. If we were to get it back, it would be better than winning the lottery.”
The iPhone 4, which has now been blocked, can be returned to Solihull News, Floor 6, Fort Dunlop, Birmingham, B24 9FF.
Anyone with any information about the theft can call Solihull Police on 101.