On Christmas morning, the Figueroa family started their minivan to warm it up before heading out to visit family. They went inside to get a few gifts and their two boys, both of whom use wheelchairs. When they came outside again, their wheelchair accessible van was gone.
The Figueroa’s stolen van was originally donated by the Penfield Children’s Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both of their sons, 7-year-old David and 4-year-old Raylan, visit the center for treatment. Imelda and Jose Figueroa only had their Toyota Sienna for a few months before it was stolen. The van was found just days later about six miles away from their home where the thieves set it on fire.