• Teen daughter raising money to buy wheelchair for paralyzed mother

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    KENNER, La. - A teen daughter is trying to raise money to help her paraplegic mother get an upright wheelchair. 

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    Kariyana Fields has been working and saving money each week to buy a standing electric wheelchair, which costs about $8,500 and is not covered under insurance, WWL reported

    Kariyana has written letters asking for help, organized fundraisers and has created a GoFundMe account

    Her mother, Karsten Fields, was seriously injured in a car accident a few years ago. She gets around in a wheelchair but would like to go back to work as a bank teller. An upright wheelchair will allow her to do this, the family says.

    "There's so much more that she can do with a standing wheelchair," Kariyana told WWL. "I just want her to get back on her feet, I just want her to be so happy."


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