OKLAHOMA CITY -A local family who was desperate to find their stolen van is now thankful for a new vehicle.
Recently, 5-year-old Kenadie and her family traveled to Disney World, as a part of the Make A Wish Foundation.
However, her family was feeling anything but special after someone stole their silver 2004 Nissan van from their driveway.
Alisha Hancock said, “It’s gone.”
Kenadie has a rare medication condition and her family needed the van to get her to and from school, as well as doctor’s visits.
Only a vehicle of that size can carry all of Kenadie’s necessary medical equipment.
Two weeks ago, Hancock said, “My daughter needs that car. We have a medical stroller wheelchair that we have to have for her.”
Kenadie’s car seat was inside the van when it was stolen but items for a charity were also taken.
Hancock said, “We adopted a family for Christmas. We don’t have very much money at all, but we were collecting donations for a family. Their son is being put on the transplant list. We were collecting presents for them and they were in my car.”
The family Hancock adopted for Christmas has three children, all of whom were in need of clothing and toys for an 18-month-old; along with winter clothing and toys for a 7-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl.
She says only about 10 people in the nation have the same condition as Kenadie, but she’s the youngest.
Hancock said, “She requires a pacemaker, two feeding tubes and a port and her muscles go limp at any time.”
Two weeks ago, she said, “I’m not going to be able to provide Christmas for my kids if I have to find money. She was recently in the hospital for two weeks and I had to miss work. I’m just devastated because I have to have my van.”
Now, the family is thankful for a little blessing that was provided by a local dealership.
Bob Moore Ford saw Alisha’s story and stepped in to help.
The dealership donated a 2008 Dodge Caravan to the family this week.
They also gave the family money to spend on whatever the family needs for Christmas.