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Friends, family and community gather for fundraiser for one local woman

Posted at: 01/19/2013 11:33 PM

Friends, family and people from around the community came out Saturday night to support one local woman who has lost both of her legs.

Cora Holliday is beloved as the friendly face at the Jewish Community Center and the former manager of Parkleigh. She has suffered from diabetes for over 15 years.

Because of her diabetes she had to amputate one of her legs in 2007. Cora's other leg was also recently amputated. She has been recovering and just received her second prosthetic leg.

“A Night Out for Cora” was held at the Jewish Community Center Saturday night. People were encouraged to make a donation when receiving their ticket for the event. The money donated is to be used to help pay for Cora's medical bills and help fit her car with hand controls, all to help Cora return to work and an independent life.

Despite the loss of both her legs Cora tries to remain positive.

“The fact that these people came out tonight for me is overwhelming, it's heartfelt, I'm completely thrilled to see everyone here tonight,” said Cora.

Cora says she hopes to be walking again in about six weeks.

After that she hopes to get herself back behind the wheel and also back out on the dance floor.