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Featured Success Story:

There are several organizations in our community who help those with disabilities but one who focuses on the visually impaired is the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
They have helped over 80 members of the community become more independent and more financially stable by learning new skills which improve their day to day lives.
One example is Della: Della lives in a retirement center in Yakima and suffers from Macular Degeneration. Slowly things have been getting harder for her and she is having trouble sewing and using the telephone.  With the help of a special device and instruction by the Edith Bishel Center, she is able to hem her own clothing.  She also received a telephone amplifier so she is able to hear who is calling and maintain her independent living.
 

Thank you to Edith Bishel for your impressive work to help those with disabilities in the community.

 

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