Auto workers replace new mother’s stolen car in Oregon

An Oregon mother got a new start after her car was stolen while she was giving birth to her second child earlier this week.

After someone stole Casey Purcell’s car and baby supplies, an auto repair shop gave her the surprise of her life.

“Well my dad was actually pissed off, it pissed him off,” shop owner Juliann Wilson said.

Wilson and her father opened the Auto Clinic of Bend three years ago. They got VR Garage, another auto repair shop, involved to get Purcell and baby Jaxxson the car part and repairs they needed.

The businesses had a used car they wanted to donate to the new mother.

“It’s just unfortunate that something like this would happen to them, and so we immediately would help any way we could,” mechanic Addam Huddart said.

For Purcell, this meant having transportation to take her 7-year-old daughter to school and baby Jaxxson to his doctor’s appointments. 

"This is everything, you know this is amazing, people are absolutely amazing and this is one of the nicest things I ever seen," Purcell said.

The police did find her stolen car abandoned in a rural area, but it had been stripped and left unusable. 

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