Programs make work reality for those visually impaired

Programs make work reality for those visually impaired

POSTED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 4:43pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 4:44pm

Trina Brewster was terrified.

About a year ago, the Longview resident found herself in the hospital, suffering from complications of a disease she didn’t know she had — diabetes.

When she left the hospital, she could hardly see. She had some vision in her left eye, but was blind in her right eye. The life unfolding before her was frightening. She saw her job, her self-sufficiency and her ability to get around fading away.

She had been working for a couple of years for Convergys, taking inbound calls as a professional sales representative.

“It terrified me to know that I would not be able to see,” Brewster said.

Continue reading this story from KETK newspaper partner the Longview News-Journal here.

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