Stolen van is paraplegic's lifeline

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A GoFundMe account has been created for a paraplegic man whose handicap accessible van was stolen right in front of his D.C. home.

Rafael Scott's life was transformed when he was in an accident while visiting Lincoln Technical Institute on friends and family day, just a few days after receiving his first car. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and is now a paraplegic. Now, 12 years later, he lives his life in a wheelchair and depends on a handicap accessible van to get around. That van was stolen from right in front of his home just a few days ago.

Rafael is 29 years old and has a contagious smile. He lives with his loving mother who is passionate about helping him live a fulfilled life. But just the other day, the family's van was stolen and Rafael's mom came to FOX 5 for help.

Gail Scott, Rafael Scott's mother, explained that she has been working to try to find a way for Rafael to fulfil his dream to still go to Lincoln Tech. But without their van, it will be impossible.

The Scotts have are waiting to hear back from the insurance adjuster and have also filed a police report. The car is a 1998 Dodge Caravan, and Gail described it as a blue-ish purple van. If you have any information, please contact the Metro Police Department.

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