Paralyzed woman's specialized van recovered in Santa Cruz after reported stolen

This image shows Kendra Kannegaard with police officers with her van that was stolen and later recovered on Nov. 16, 2016.

There are few people happier in the Bay Area today than San Jose State student Kendra Kannegaard.

The 23-year-old, who's been confined to a wheelchair for six years now, is all smiles after getting her specialized van back.

RELATED: Paralyzed woman pleads for thief to return wheelchair accessible van

Someone stole the vehicle from outside her Scotts Valley home on Friday. A woman spotted it Wednesday near the boardwalk in Santa Cruz and called authorities.

Kannegaard says she was amazed by the outpouring of support she received.
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