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Queen Creek mom hopes to get robotic arm to help her live with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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Karole MacFarlane

A screenshot of FOX news coverage of mom with spinal muscular atrophy Karole MacFarlane. Karole is seated in her black power chair. She has light skin and blonde hair. A caption reads ARIZONA'S FAMILY: Community Rallies Behind Mom with Muscle Disorder. Raising money to buy her a life-changing robotic arm.

“I could get myself a drink of water. I could pick things up off the floor. I could open the door. It’s endless the things that I could do,”

A JACO robotic arm will unlock greater independence for 55-year-old mom Karole MacFarlane – but her insurance refuses to help with the $65,000 price. That’s why she’s started a fundraising campaign with Help Hope Live.

“It would mean freedom, and I would feel like a lot less of a burden.”

A screenshot of news coverage shows a Help Hope Live campaign page for Karole MacFarlane with a video of the JACO robotic arm she is fundraising for. A caption reads Community Rallies Behind Mom With Muscle Disorder: Raising Money to Buy Her a Life-Changing Robotic Arm. Written by Emily Progin