Albuquerque woman gets stolen specialized RV back
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Earlier this month, we told you about an Albuquerque woman with a disability who was stuck in California after her specialized RV was stolen on Christmas Day.
“I’ve been on this rollercoaster of, ‘Yay I found my perfect car’, ‘Oh dear, can I do this drive?’, ‘Yay, I did it’, ‘Oh now they stole it’,” Jill Silverthorne said.
Jill is back in Albuquerque but her RV was found somewhere in east Los Angeles. She only has pictures of her RV and said, “everywhere through the whole RV is a mess.”
Jill relies on a wheelchair to get around but has always dreamed of traveling. Because of her disability, traveling seemed like a pipe dream. Then, she saved up and bought her RV, complete with a wheelchair lift and other necessary components.
“It took me years to save that money, and I still needed the help of my friends,” Jill said.
The RV is being repaired in California and it doesn’t look good. The seats, TVs and even the wheelchair lift were ripped out. Not to mention, it’s still unclear what her insurance will cover.
Jill’s electric wheelchair was also nowhere to be found. At home, she is borrowing a different electric wheelchair for now.
“Trying to stay in a positive attitude and not throw myself a pitty party because nobody brings balloons anyway. Might as well stay as positive and in the moment as I can,” she said.
Police have reportedly not made any arrests in this case. A GoFundMe has been started to help her replace some of the items Jill is missing. You can find that by clicking here.