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Thief steals cancer survivor's "healing" bike

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Ginger Hanson uses a bike as her family's primary mode of transportation. Her bike was stolen from Kaiser Permanente in north Portland. (KPTV) Ginger Hanson uses a bike as her family's primary mode of transportation. Her bike was stolen from Kaiser Permanente in north Portland. (KPTV)
Security guards told her that a man used a power saw to cut through the U-lock and steal the bike. (KPTV) Security guards told her that a man used a power saw to cut through the U-lock and steal the bike. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Someone stole a Portland woman’s bicycle, which was not only her family's primary mode of transportation, but the very thing that helped her recover from breast cancer.

A couple years ago, Ginger Hanson and her family decided to give up their car and just travel by bike.

She bought a black cargo bike that she customized with a long plank seat where her kids sit and a foot bar around the rear wheel. On Friday, Hanson locked it up at the Kaiser Permanente campus on North Interstate Avenue with a U-Lock like she always does.

Security guards told her that a man used a power saw to cut through it and he stole the $3,500 bike.

Hanson is a breast cancer survivor and during treatment, she rode her bike every day to stay positive and strong. She says the thief took more than just a bike.
 
“It’s just a really devastating loss,” said Hanson. “I know people would feel this way any time a family vehicle was stolen and that’s what this is to us is our family vehicle. It’s kind of like a member of the family and you just wonder, who would do something like this?”
 
Anyone with information about the stolen bike is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau. 

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