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Disabled woman's golf cart stolen in Peachtree City

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Ashley Kurpiel is using her grandparents' golf cart after thieves stole her golf cart in Peachtree City. (Photo by Doug Evans/myfoxatlanta) Ashley Kurpiel is using her grandparents' golf cart after thieves stole her golf cart in Peachtree City. (Photo by Doug Evans/myfoxatlanta)
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -

A disabled woman says that the golf cart she uses to get around was stolen in Peachtree City.

Ashley Kurpiel has a rare disease that is slowly turning her muscles to hard bone.

"Literally, I explain to people saying I am turning into a human statue.  That's the best way to describe it. They told my parents I might live until I was 10 that there was no hope, no cure, no treatment --  nothing.  Just take me home and enjoy me for they have left. I am 31 this year and still going strong," she said.

Ashley lives in Peachtree City – a town with more than 100 miles of paved golf cart paths – because her disability prevents her from driving a car. She said that last Friday, someone stole her golf cart.

"I miss my golf cart, yes. I am on it every day. I go to doctors, church, everywhere, Wal-Mart, friends' houses, out to eat – everywhere," she said.

Ashley's well-known in town. Her inspirational story has been told by talk show and news shows nationwide.

Facebook friends and family are keeping an eye out for Ashley's stolen golf cart.

'It has been a mess.  I was in tears that day. I couldn't contain myself, I was so upset.  This is like my livelihood. It's my car," she said.

Ashley's golf cart is a Yamaha. It has handicap stickers on the sides as well as a registration sticker on it.

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