Handicapped sisters have their car stolen from their driveway

Posted at 6:16 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 19:16:51-04

Eden and Brittany Elkins are two good looking gals who love to go out and do things.

They are active and nothing gets them down, despite an auto accident in 2004 that left  both of them wheelchair bound.

"There was a woman she was under the influence and she crossed  the center line and she hit us head on and paralyzed me and my sister," said Eden.

The girls were 10 and 11 years old when the accident happened.

They were in a Traverse City Michigan hospital for 3 months.
Now 24 and 25 years old, nothing stops these two from getting around.

"Our independence is very important to us. We live together we do everything on out own grocery shopping, showering, cleaning, cooking, laundry, fishing. We are very independent." said Eden and Brittany.

But something happened that devastated the sisters.

Their car was stolen, right out of the driveway. It’s a 2015 black Subaru Outback. License plate number JTZ-8103

Asked the two if they had anything to say to the person or persons who stole their car. The sisters replied, "you took our independence you took our freedom. You know being in a wheel chair we’ve been doing this for 14 years, and its  not very often that we feel trapped because we are so independent, and we did have to learn to be independent, and we do everything on our own without a car it definitely feels like more of  a handicap then even being in a wheelchair," the sisters said.