[Nfbmo] Story about blind child having cane taken away

Ruby Polk rubypolk0 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 17 22:08:46 UTC 2014

Hello All,

Thanks to All especially Gary Wunder, Jeff Wright and Lawrence Lux for
notifying us of the Kansas City Cane situation. As of now,  the North Kansas
City School 
District has returned the Cane to Dakota. They have sent out a Press release
stating that they made a very bad mistake and that it would not happen
again. Since Shelia is out of Town, I will give a News briefing on Camera
for the 5-30 PM Fox Four TV News Station. Ruby Polk

-----Original Message-----
From: Nfbmo [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Gary Wunder via
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:43 PM
To: 'NFB of Missouri Mailing List'
Subject: [Nfbmo] Story about blind child having cane taken away

I am sure many of you have read the story about the North Kansas City school
that took away the cane of an eight-year-old child and tried replacing it
with a swimming pool noodle. We have written to offer the child a free white
cane, have made an offer to the school district to become involved, and have
suggested to the parents that we might be worthy advocates if they need. On
a very refreshing note, Lawrence Luck called the superintendent of the
school, his call was returned, the superintendent said that the actions of
the school were unfortunate and would not happen again, and it is definitely
Lawrence's take that the school is interested in learning and doing right by
the young man. I'll be interested in hearing if others of you have
reactions. Hats off to Lawrence for this contact.


Gary Wunder, President

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri


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