OKLAHOMA CITY - Tuesday morning, Dana Jones started her car to warm it up then went back inside to get ready.
Ten minutes later, she came back out to realize it was gone.
“It was just very disheartening to have it gone knowing everything that is going on with us and trying to get to school and trying to get her to chemotherapy,” said Jones.
Jones says for her and 18-year-old daughter, Katie, that vehicle is more than just a car.
“It’s also a lifeline for my daughter because, if something happens and I don’t have a vehicle to get her to the hospital…” said Jones.
Katie was diagnosed with leukemia last year.
She and her mom recently moved to their home on N.E. 13th so they could be near Children’s Hospital, where she has chemotherapy two times a week.
“Her oncologist, Dr. Shaw, he wanted her to be no more than 30 minutes away,” said Jones.
Jones says there were also some precious items inside that car, including mementos from the funeral of an 8-year-old girl they met through Katie’s treatments, who died from leukemia.
“It was their leukemia ribbon and, you know, it was that and a little necklace,” said Jones.
And, Jones has a message for whoever took off with her car.
“Just why, why did you do this? You don’t know me. You don’t know my story. You don’t know our situation. Why did you do it? How can you sleep at night?” said Jones.
Jones's car is a black 2009 Chevy Cobalt with dark tinted windows and an OU tag on the front.
If you have any information, call Oklahoma City police.