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."