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Disabled family loses everything a week before Christmas

Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 11:39:55-05

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa family is forced to find a new form of transportation.

All because someone stole their car a mom had to walk her kids to school in 20 degrees weather.

"I had just gotten our money order for our rent," Rainey Marshlick said. "It was just everything and I hadn't even written it out yet."

Marshlick tells me it was after she dropped her kids off at school. She stopped by this home for rent behind me to take pictures.

She walked around the home to look in the back, then she heard the sound of her car going down the road.

"Just a lot of emotions I felt like 'Oh no' you know," Marshlick said. "This is the only vehicle we have an we have four children. He's got special needs."

Rainey and Johnny marshlick live just down the street, and say they've had no problems in this area until now.

"When she didn't come back yesterday right away I thought something might've happened," Marshlick said.When she pulled up with the police car and they let her out, I was like there must be something wrong with the car."

Johnny's wife Rainey was still in shock and they don't know what to do.

"Our 3rd graders are Berlin and Mia," Marshlick said. They are eight and nine. We've got Athena who's six."

They also have a 13-year-old named Roman whose doctor is all the way in Oklahoma City.

"We don't know how we are going to... you know make this… make this up. We don't know how… to do Christmas," Marshlick said.

She tells me her wallet including medical cards, social security cards and more documents were taken.

Along with her husband's wedding band, and a money order for rent ready to be cashed.

"I felt taken advantage of, I felt scared," Marshlick said.

She says she doesn't know how to tell her kids.

"It hurts my heart that i am going to have to explain to them that this is the world that we live in… you know that people just disregard," Marshlick said.

The car is described as a black 2007 Chrysler 300 with the license plate JJS239.

The family is hoping the person who stole their car will just bring it back, because they don't have the money to buy a new one, and give their four kids presents this Christmas.

The family is seeking help, if you have any information on the car or if you'd like to donate and help this family for Christmas click here.

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