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Tulsa mom gifted stroller for special needs daughter after vehicle is stolen

Posted at 7:01 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 20:01:18-04

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa mom has had her hope restored after her family van was stolen over the holiday weekend.

Mother of two Haley Hollingsworth said it’s what was inside the SUV that was important to her and her family, but one shop owner is now reaching out to help this fellow mom in need.

Hollingsworth quick trip to the store on Mermorial Day quickly became a nightmare. When she left the Burlington Coat Factory located at 1887 S. Yale Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday night, she realized her transportation to get there was gone.

"We are literally in the pouring rain and we walk down the isle and it’s really not there," Hollingsworth said. “I just thought this can not be happening to me, like, who would steal my car?”

However, the now missing GMC Yukon is not why Hayley is upset.

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"The more I think about it the more I think about all the things that were still in there," Hollingsworth said. “My daughter, Kenzi, had just graduated from Little Lighthouse and her graduation DVD was in the front seat and along with her artwork, but her wagon was the most important thing."

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The now missing wagon is how Hollingsworth was able to take Kenzi, her six-year-old daughter with special needs, to appointments while her fiance was at work.

"I can't carry my three year old while pushing her [Kenzi] in a wheelchair. So, this was the best," Hollingsworth said. “I don't know what I’m going to do honestly."

But thanks to Children’s Orchard owner Margie Quinlan, Hollingsworth doesn’t have to answer that question alone.

“We’re all in this together in this community. So, we're all family and we are all here to protect each other," Quinlan said.

After hearing Hollingsworth's story, Quinlan decided to give her one of the strollers from her store and a $100 gift card.

“I have five kids of my own. I’m a grandmother and I know what its like to receive on the other end and that becomes so big,” Quinlan said.

Hollingsworth expressed that she appreciated the act of kindness.

“I’m just so thankful for them. They were so sweet," she said.

Tulsa police are still at the beginning of this investigation. If you see a gold GMC Yukon with a Caddo Nation license plate tag with C-9-6-6-6, call the tip hot-line at 918-596-2677.

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