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Lake Evesham girl raises money to help amputee teacher drive again after losing arms and legs

Lake Evesham girl raises money to help amputee teacher drive again after losing arms and legs

Casey Brown's handshake was warm, but shy, as if the 10-year-old Lake Evesham girl was surprised anyone would want to shake her hand.

Anne Mekalian's handshake was more confident, but understandably colder, more of a spongy fist bump with the palm open, so that she wouldn't risk crushing the reporter's hand with seven pounds of motorized pressure.

Both of Mekalian's arms are prosthetic, and both legs too. At that, the former Cathedral of Mary Our Queen School teacher, 66, feels lucky to be alive.

And Casey, Mekalian's former student, feels fortunate to be leading an online fundraising campaign that has already raised more than $9,000 to help better the life of a...

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