Community pulls together for 11-year-old fighting cancer

Posted at 5:44 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 20:39:53-04

AURORA, Colo. -- Jennifer Tyler never thought she would see the day when her stolen Subaru, nearly stripped to the frame, was put back together.

“That's our lifeline. That's what gets us all around. That's what gets her to doctors’ appointments,” said Tyler.  

Jennifer’s 11-year-old daughter, Koriea, has leukemia. While visiting Children’s Hospital a couple weeks ago, the car was stolen. Aurora police recovered it and then called director of the Havana business district, Gayle Jetchick.

”I know who to go to or who is willing to help,” said Jetchick.

Parts were then donated by businesses and the car was put back together by M&M impound lot.

“It's just the right thing to do. You definitely got to pay it forward sometimes,” said Chris Lasko.

On Tuesday, Jennifer and Koriea were reunited with their car for the first time.

“It's amazing, everybody that came together to do all of this for us, really grateful,” said Tyler.

Aurora officer James Seneca, who is part of Cops Fighting Cancer, was the person behind getting the community to come together. “That's my calling. That's what I'm supposed to do. It's a no brainer,” said Seneca.