Keeps on Giving

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD ISAK BLUM WILL BE ABLE TO READ ALL ABOUT HIS FAVORITE NASCAR DRIVERS ON HIS NEW COMPUTER, THANKS TO DENISE SCHUH ... A WAUSAU EAST STUDENT WHO HAS BEEN WORKING HARD TO HELP KIDS WITH IMPARIED VISION.

BUT IN ISAK'S CASE .. HE'S LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO SEE AT ALL.

"His eyes were cloudy when he was born and we went to several doctors in the area an they said he'd be blind," said Karen Blum, Isak's mom.

SO THE BLUMS TOOK BABY ISAK ACROSS STATE LINES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WHERE HE UNDERWENT MULTIPLE PROCEDURES TO SUCCESSFULLY SAVE HIS EYESIGHT.

BUT HIS EYES AREN'T PERFECT ...THAT'S WHERE DENISE COMES IN.

FOR THE PAST YEAR THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR HAS BEEN HELPING VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS BY RAISING MONEY TO GET THEM THE SPECIAL TOOLS THEY NEED.

SHE SAYS SHE'S THRILLED TO HELP THE BLUMS, BECAUSE GETTING ISAK HELP AT A YOUNG AGE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

"A young child can learn math really easy .. or another language really easy when they're young," said Schuh.

THE WAUSAU SCHOOL DISTRICT RECENTLY AWARDED DENISE FOR HER WORK WITH THE DISABLED.

OF COURSE, THE AWARDS ARE NOT WHY SHE DOES IT ... DENISE IS DRIVEN BY HER FATHER WHO ALSO STRUGGLES WITH BEING BLIND .. AND ..

"I just think it would help the family a lot ..especially Isak .. just to have the software and .. so he could use it and be more independent," said Schuh.

AND ISAK IS USING THAT COMPUTER .. AND HIS FAMILY SAYS, THE DIFFERENCE IS ALREADY APPARENT.

"This gives him the jump .. this gives him the ability to be normal," said Mike Blum, Isak's Dad.

THE COMPUTER THAT DENISE DELIVERED TO THE BLUMS TODAY, WAS NOT PART OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM .. SHE GATHERED ALL THE DONATIONS.. ON HER OWN.


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