Man who’s dog was left in hot car holds last event ‘for a while,’ in memory of his dog while he focuses on recovering

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David Mohr’s new normal consists of getting around in his wheel chair.

“I’m very lucky to be alive,” Mohr said.

He’s been wheel chair bound for weeks. This after he says he was run over by his own car when a woman stole it with his dog, Roleaux inside.

“I don’t know if I have permanent damage or if it’s temporary damage. I know I have some pain in my legs especially when I sleep or when I try to turn from side to side,” he said.

Not being able to do everything by himself, he says he’s constantly needing help from his wife Leslie.

“I can’t contribute to the household. I can’t go grocery shopping and when I go out with my wife she’s got to load and unload the chair,” he said.

Mohr tries not to focus on the negative. Back in July, Mohr started the Roleaux foundation named after his dog. He says Roleaux died after a car thief left him in Mohr’s hot car. The foundation raises money for animal shelters.

Cutting up sausage and getting ready for his next foundation event, he says he’s happy he can help.Proceeds from a silent auction on Sept. 15 will go to the foundation. Mohr says after this he will focus on recovering.

“It’s going to be a while. I need to step back and concentrate on my healing,” he said.

The fundraiser is Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10-2pm at The Legacy on South Sherwood Forest. Tickets can be bought at the door or online.

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