Grandmother who put all her things in custody while recovering from a two-month coma found U-Haul to be auctioned off – including irreplaceable items from her 19-year marriage with her husband with dementia
- Stephanie Sorbie was in a coma she shouldn't have survived for two months & # 39;
- Her demented husband is in the final phase of his last illness
- The grandmother placed her in a store in Arizona U-Haul in July while fighting health issues, but six months later the items were auctioned
- She was devastating sentimental items from her husband and mother was gone
- Sorbie says U-Haul simply repaid $ 460 to save $ 12,000 in items
- She is suing the company because they could only return some photos
- The wheelchair user claims that her health has further deteriorated after the mistake
A woman from Arizona who fought in a coma for two months for her life was destroyed after she decided to put her worldly possessions in storage while dealing with health problems, but discovered that the items had been auctioned by mistake.
Stephanie Sorbie has deposited around $ 12,000 in items at a U-Haul facility on 67th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale in July and recalls that they have been assigned vault 1209, which was already in use.
The grandmother says that an employee had instructed her to use locker 1217 instead, and she had not missed a payment for six months, but returned to find it.
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Stephanie Sorbie spent two months in a coma and says she shouldn't have survived & # 39;
Her demented husband is in the final phase of his terminal illness while she is going through her own health struggle
The grandmother placed her in an Arizona U-Haul warehouse in July while they were having problems, but six months later the items were auctioned by mistake
Many of the items that were stored in it were invaluable.
Sorbie told CBS 5: & # 39; All my memories, things my mother sent me, things my husband and I, little trinkets we had given each other over the years, photos, all my photos.
& # 39; My husband doesn't even know who I am because of the dementia. & # 39;
Sorbie is now suing the company after the facility has provided her with only a few photos that they have not sold.
Sorbie – who uses a wheelchair – says she only repaid the $ 460 rent she paid for the unit.
She claims that the stress has affected her health after she had not survived the coma.
According to a GoFundMe page from two years ago, which started as a & # 39; simple infection snowed in something much larger & # 39; and Sorbie has emergency surgery that resulted in taking very large parts of tissue on her leg, stomach and groin.
An employee instructed her to use locker 1217 because the previously assigned 1209 was in use, but Sorbie believes the correct number was not registered by the staff at that time
She was devastating sentimental items from her husband and mother was gone. The wheelchair user claims that her health has further deteriorated after the mistake
Sorbie went into cardiac arrest and after an & # 39; 18-day coma it was necessary to give her a tracheotomy & # 39 ;. The page said that her recovery time was expected to be three to six months and that she would come home from a rest home in July.
It is one of several GoFundMe Pages created for her family members have raised money for healthcare costs.
& # 39; I was hysterical. I mean where are my things? This is all I own, & Sorbie continued with CBS 5. & # 39; Fortunately, there was a little angel my husband had given me the first Christmas, and it was in the box of photos, but it was the only reminder that I have left of him. & # 39;
With Sorbie & # 39; s wife Daniel in the final phase of his terminal illness, she called it a & # 39; nightmare & # 39; now she has hardly anything sentimental to remember him.
Sorbie believes that an employee has never made the correct locker award and believed that unit 1209 was paid, but 1217 was not.
Sorbie challenges the company after they could only return a few photos that were not sold
Sorbie & # 39; s lawyer hinted that it is unlikely that they can recover the property.
& # 39; We still don't know what exactly happened. We still do not know when everything was sold. We don't know who bought it, so we can't even make our own efforts to get things back, & # 39; Ronald Roach told CBS 5.
& # 39; We don't even know what was in it because they won't share their own list, so we are six months old and have more questions than answers. & # 39;
U-Haul did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment.
& # 39; I ask you to stand in her shoes and imagine that that door is going up, and you expect you to see your things behind it and it is just an empty space. And that overwhelming rush of emotions and loss, & Roach added.
& # 39; And I think U-Haul should think about that. And hopefully they take action to ensure that something like this never happens again. & # 39;
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