DENVER — A 31-year-old single mother of a special-needs child moved to Colorado to better take care of her son.
After only being in the state for a week, her only vehicle was stolen.
Sarah Allen moved to Colorado from Marietta, Georgia. She came for her son Aiden, who is medically complex.
Aiden, 4, was born with cerebral palsy, suffered a stroke at birth and is at the emotional level of an 8-month-old.
“He’s tube fed and he takes all these meds, and he has seizures sometimes so it’s pretty much, I’m a nurse, basically during the day, all day,” Allen said.
Allen moved to Colorado to become Aiden’s certified nursing aid, allowing her to take care of her son and to earn a living at the same time.
The other day, Allen wanted to take Aiden to a friend in Denver. She got her keys, went out to the parking lot of her apartment complex and discovered her vehicle was gone.
“I didn’t want to believe it at first. I just kind of looked and I was like, am I seeing this, is this for real,” Allen said.
Not even in Denver for one week and now Allen and her son are without transportation.
The car was a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. It was big enough to accommodate Aiden’s special wheelchair.
The Arapahoe County Sherriff’s Office took the report.
“They said they would keep a lookout, but that was about it,” Allen said.
Allen moved to Colorado for hope that she could take better care of her son. Now, she just hopes to get her vehicle back.
Allen set up a GoFundMe account.