Metro woman’s vehicle with wheelchair, equipment needed to drive a car stolen in Midwest City

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - A metro woman is devastated after her vehicle with important items inside was stolen. Her wheelchair and equipment she needed in order to drive a car were inside.

Maria Goodson and her husband's 2010 blue Hyundai Sonata was stolen on Tuesday from a gas station on the corner of 10th and Midwest Blvd.

The car was their only means of transportation, but that's not all.

Inside the trunk was Maria's wheelchair, and the equipment necessary for her to drive a vehicle.

"You hook them up to the gas and the brake, and someone without les can use their hands to make the car go," Maria said.

At 3-years-old, Maria lost her legs and the fingers in her left hand to Bacterial Meningitis.

"I don't think of it as an obstacle at all," she said. "I just wish it was a little easier sometimes."

The vehicle, her wheelchair, that equipment, was all needed to help her live her life.

"I can't go to appointments, take my daughter to school," she said.

Having skin cancer removed from her face this week was made even more difficult without those things.

"When I went to get the stuff taken off my face, I had to walk in because I didn't have a wheelchair," Maria said.

Now, she's hoping police will find the culprit.

But Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Claves said with a stolen vehicle, there's no telling when or if it would ever be recovered.

"We could recover it that same day, within hours, it may be months, or we may never recover the vehicle," he said.

Now Maria is hoping for a miracle while she tries to make sense of this.

"I don't know why somebody would steal something that somebody needs," Maria said.

Meanwhile, her sister started a GoFundMe account to help her replace what she needs to live her life.

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