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Paralyzed Lubbock Man Has His Therapy Bike Stolen

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There are few things that really upset me. One of them is when you take advantage of a disabled individual.

Well, that’s exactly what happened to Stephen Martinez.

Martinez, who has suffered waist-down paralysis since 2014, found out through neighbors that his therapy bike had been stolen right out of his front yard by two men.

What kind of sleazebags does something like this?

According to our media partners at KLBK/Everything Lubbock:

“I was so shocked, why would someone do that?” Martinez said.

His family has taken to Facebook to ask the community to help look for the bike. They also created a gofundme hoping to raise funds for a new one. Esmeralda Martinez, Stephen’s mother said she plans to create flyers.

“Well really honestly I was heartbroken because I saw the difference from before and after, and the bike gave him hope, more hope than ever, for him to be able to walk again,” Martinez said.

Of course, if you know anything about this crime, please call Lubbock Crime Line at 741-1000. All callers remain anonymous.

Now let’s get out there and get the people who did this and try to help Stephen out!

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