Humboldt man donates $25,000 to help students with eyesight challenges

Joe Wood (front-center) and his niece, Julie Morrison (left), are shown here donating $25,000 to the Humboldt School District to help provide funding to assist students who are visually impaired. School superintendent Greg Darling is shown accepting the donation with a group of middle school and high school students in back for the presentation. Humboldt Independent photo.

Joe Wood of Humboldt recalls dealing with eyesight challenges as a youth growing up in Arkansas.
Those challenges continued into adulthood and today, at age 84, Wood is dealing with losing his eyesight altogether.
Last week Wood donated $25,000 to the Humboldt School District to provide resources for the school to help students deal with any obstacle dealing with sight challenges.
“I want it to be for the kids who have problems dealing with eyesight. Maybe it can eliminate some of the problems I had in my life,” Wood said.
Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling said school officials are greatly appreciative of the donation made by Wood, which was also given in memory of his late wife, LaVonne.
“This funding will help the school out but also help some students who may not have the accessibility of getting aid from the Lions Club or some other entity that helps with eyesight,” Darling said.
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