Kevin Turnbaugh of the New Oxford Lions Club in Pennsylvania has authored three books on contemporary issues. Retired from a 27-year career as a civilian logistician in the U.S. Army, Turnbaugh lost his sight to retinitis pigmentosa (RP) years ago. He and his new Leader Dog Harpo are recent graduates of Leader Dog School for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan, and Turnbaugh is also serving as a study patient for Johns Hopkins’ Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore to further research into RP and other eye diseases. Austin Downtown Founder Lion Patti Robinson of Texas has been awarded a $1,000 prize from a community nonprofit, Recognize Good. The prize money was awarded in Robinson’s name to the organization, All Blind Children of Texas, which supports visually impaired students, their families and teachers. Robinson, who has worked at the Texas School for the Blind for 35 years, recently helped charter a Leo club that includes primarily blind and visually impaired students. A past club president, Robinson has been a Lion since 1997.
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