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Wheelchair ramp stolen from outside teen's North Liberty home

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A teenager is looking for answers after someone stole her small wheelchair ramp from right outside her family's North Liberty home.

Taylor Grefe is a normal upbeat 12-year-old girl who's been wheelchair-bound since 8-years-old.

She has a rare type of muscular dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, making it hard for her to walk.

"It effects my knees and down, so it makes it where I can't really walk," said Taylor. "I like it when I have my ramp so I can do [things] on my own."

Taylor's mom, Mia says they noticed thieves stole the small ramp sometime over the weekend, also stealing some of Taylor's outdoor freedom.

"I'm too scared that if no one's home, I can't go out and play with my brother and sister, which sometimes makes it where they can't since they're younger than me," said Taylor.

The family says the ramp is typically placed at the end of their driveway that allows Taylor to get up and down the curb by herself.

Taylor says she's afraid of tipping over backwards since the ramp is no longer there.

"It really helped me because I always see everyone else outside and I want to play with them too," said Taylor.

For the thief that took it her ramp, Taylor says they're not a bad person, she just want's the let them know they also stole part of her independence.

"Probably ask them why they did it, and tell them it wasn't a good thing to do. I'm not saying they're bad, just because they did a bad thing."

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