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Fundraiser Event For A Local Woman Who Lost The Use Of Her Legs 18 Years Ago

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YAKIMA, WA.- People in Yakima helped raise money Saturday afternoon for a local woman who lost her ability to walk eighteen years ago.

Yolanda Cuevas became wheelchair bound after she suffered injuries in a car accident.

Yolanda raised three children on her own and worked as a seamstress.

Her friends say she's always had a positive attitude.

Doctors suggested surgery after Yolanda's arm muscles started to give out, but the procedure is a risky one.

“Having surgery scares her, her arms are her legs so if something goes wrong with that surgery she will lose all mobility that she has,” Yolanda's friend Terri Durrin told KNDO.

They are working to raise 20,000 dollars for a wheelchair accessible van and a power wheelchair.

They'll continue to raise money until they reach their goal.

They are already planning a zombie run for next month.

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