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Family that has camper stolen receives surprise donation

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- An anonymous donor has come to the aid of a Sioux Falls family that had its camper stolen. Lance Jeschke posted on social media earlier this month that his family's 1979 Starcraft pop-up camper had been stolen while the family...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - An anonymous donor has come to the aid of a Sioux Falls family that had its camper stolen.

Lance Jeschke posted on social media earlier this month that his family's 1979 Starcraft pop-up camper had been stolen while the family was out of town.

He and his wife had saved up for months to buy the used camper and couldn't immediately afford to replace it, he told the Argus Leader.

"I went through feeling depressed, violated, the feelings you feel when you have something stolen," he said. "It was something we saved up to give our kids camping adventures like my wife and I had growing up."

Their 3- and 4-year-old daughters were devastated.

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"My daughters started crying immediately," Jeschke said. "They sat in the spot where the camper sat and they said they'll never see the camper again. They were so sad. It broke my heart."

Ten days after Jeschke's Facebook post, another camper showed up in their driveway. A messenger who gave Jeschke the title and bill of sale informed him that the donor wished to remain anonymous.

"Things like this don't happen to people all the time," Jeschke said. "The perception is there is so much negative going on. You see all this stuff and all the sudden somebody pulls up with a camper and drops it in your front yard. God bless them."

He said, "Love conquers over evil."

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