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Lighthouse for the Blind earns 2016 growth award

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West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind was honored by National Industries for the Blind with the 2016 Employment Growth Award.

The award recognizes Lighthouse’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.

Dave Wells, executive director of the West Texas Lighthouse said, “Our motto is ‘Creating jobs and changing lives,’ for people who are blind and impaired…

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Charity founder sees the strengths of those with disabilities

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By Angie Stovall

Gus Walker Sr. said that his abusive and drug addicted mother’s failed attempt to take his life when he was 15 is, ironically, what set him on a path to freedom.

On the night he thinks she tried to kill him he was walking home, and he remembers having the feeling that things were going to go terribly wrong.

His premonition was dead on. Later that evening he said his mother tried to stab him in the head with a butcher’s knife.

She missed, instead stabbing a speaker which was behind his head. Then she threw her son out of the house, abruptly ending what he remembers as a painful and miserable chapter of his life…

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