DRS Services for the Blind client finds job through Zoom support group

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Midwest City, Okla. – Vision issues were the biggest barrier to employment for Christi Evans until she joined a support group hosted by Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Zoom.

Evans also has rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which causes dry eyes and mouth.

Ani Severtsen and Debra Mendez, two SBVI rehabilitation of the blind specialists, hosted the support group Evans attended.

Nix Foundation donation to help Oklahoma School for the Blind students

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Muskogee, Okla. – Patsi Nix Smith and Jimmy Nix from the Nix Foundation provided a generous donation to Oklahoma School for the Blind to assist in the cost of a covered walkway to the new gymnasium.

The Nix’s shared the donation in memory of a family member who had previously attended Oklahoma School for the Blind.

The Nix family has ties to the Muskogee and Tahlequah areas.