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About Lynnette LaVoy

Lynnette LaVoy is a native Idahoan who earned her degree in social work from Idaho State University and was employed in Nevada and Colorado, mostly in skilled nursing centers for the elderly, before returning to Idaho. She now lives in Eden. Her story in this issue about the challenges of living with failing eyesight is her first published piece.

Unexpected Gifts

In 1970, the Ray family lived on a small farm west of Wendell. May 12 made headlines in the Jerome newspaper, because twelve babies were delivered that day, an amazing number for the little hospital at the time. I was one of the twelve, the newest addition to the Rays.

We children often walked down the long lane from our home to the barn, where my mom milked the cows late at night. One of my first memories, from when I was about three, is walking down the lane and suddenly realizing I could not see. It was night and very dark. I began to scream and my sister said, “Just give your eyes a minute to adjust.” Continue reading

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