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3 local schools raise money for 5th-grader with eye disease
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Brooklet Elementary School fifth-grader, Kai Owens, who was diagnosed in April with Retinitis Pigmentosa, received a check that will be used to purchase a computer with accessibility features for the visually impaired. The money was raised by the student councils of SEBHS and SHS and by Brooklet Elementary School for Kai, standing with his parents, Chris and Kim, and older brother Cash. - photo by JULIE LAVENDER/Special
A young man who chooses to wear a smile on his face every day, just below the glasses he has to wear every day, recently had an extra reason to smile. Kai Owens, an 11-year-old Brooklet Elementary School student, was diagnosed in April with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes vision loss. He recently received a $3,000 check from the student councils of Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro high schools, along with Brooklet Elementary School.
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