Community reaches out to help disabled woman

DENVER – The Denver woman living with cerebral palsy whose car was stolen on the 4th of July said she's humbled and grateful for the community support she's received.

After 9NEWS featured Susanne Brasset's story on Monday, many people reached out wanting to donate. In fact, so many people reached out that she had to set up a fund.

People moved by Brasset's story donated $10,000 to help her get another car. Brasset said a car meant independence to her.

"The community support is just simply amazing," Brasset said. "I'm so humbled and grateful. I want to thank each and every one of them. The New Orleans girl in me feels like I could make them all red beans and rice."

Friday, Brasset told 9NEWS police recovered her stolen '93 Honda Civic. However, the car was severely damaged. Brasset said she was working with a local car dealership to get a newer car soon.

"I know not everyone gets an opportunity to have their story told on the news and many people are victims of car theft each and every day," Brasset said.

"As a long time viewer of 9NEWS I've seen the stories how people have come together to help others in need," Brasset added. "When it personally happens to you though, the feeling is indescribable. I have made Denver, Colorado my home for over five and a half years. It's a beautiful place. The people are friendly, and the world should know about the amazing generosity of the community here and across the state."

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