Kempker said he was on his way to a physical therapy class Tuesday morning when he noticed his truck was missing from the fourth floor of UMKC parking garage on Cherry Street.
He said he immediately contacted campus police, who were able to confirm through surveillance video that his truck was stolen Sunday morning around 6 a.m.
Ever since a car crash in 2006 left Kempker paralyzed from the waist down, he's depended on his customized truck, a four-door GMC Duramax Diesel truck to get him around.
It was a pricey project he estimates costs more than $20,000.
The damage done by thieves is astounding. They ripped the wheelchair lift off of it. They broke two windows, blew a tire out, ripped the navigation system out of it, ripped the system completely out of it, tore the seats up and completely trashed the vehicle within two days.
His truck wasn't the only thing stolen. The thieves took his arm cycle, located in the back of the truck, that he was using to train for a Spartan race next summer.
This GoFundMe is to help him get his truck back in working order and to replace as much stolen equipment possible.https://fox4kc.com/2019/11/12/thieves-steal-completely-destroy-paralyzed-umkc-students-wheelchair-accessible-truck/?fbclid=IwAR3KalwsCKNIECb_Xlvr3ik9F3u1zmLESiSbwRqCV0tkHPKPAFggd7kheWc