A Moses Lake family spending the night at the Cancer Care Alliance facility in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood last week was devastated when thieves went into a secure garage and left with the family's car.
“There's no words it's just flabbergasting,” said Heather Hultberg, whose daughter Lilly is facing her third bout with leukemia.
"We come here every week for treatment and see doctors and clinics throughout Seattle,” said Heather Hultberg.
Five-year-old Lilly has been fighting cancer bravely since she was 11 weeks old.
"She's stable, she's doing the best she can do,” said Hultberg.
Losing the Honda Pilot is an inconvenience, but Hultberg feels the sting of knowing someone would target people at a cancer facility. Even Lilly is a little frustrated.
"She's more upset that her toys had been taken, more upset that she had written out valentines for her doctors and nurses, more upset that those were gone, you know,” said Hultberg.
The family has a rental car to get them back and forth to Moses Lake, which could get very expensive. Still, when you look at their big picture, a stolen car is the least of their worries.
"It's so small compared to what we're going through with Lily that it just is on the back burner, we take everything second by second, minute by minute and we'll deal with that as it comes along,” said Hultberg.
The family has filed a report with police and they're hopeful the car will be returned. They say many of their friends in the community of Moses Lake have been reaching out and offering support to the family.