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Landa Phelan

Blindness gives a Hawaii Kai woman an opportunity to educate and advocate

By Marcie Kagawa

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 29, 2012

~~<p>It's tough turning an especially sour batch of lemons into sweet and refreshing lemonade, but when Landa Phelan lost her eyesight, she took it as an opportunity to educate the community and change the lives of other blind and disabled people in Hawaii.</p>
<p>That's why Shirley Sypert, who met Phelan earlier this year while riding the bus, nominated the Hawaii Kai resident, who has been blind for 17 years, for the Star-Advertiser's Heroes Next Door recognition.</p>
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It's tough turning an especially sour batch of lemons into sweet and refreshing lemonade, but when Landa Phelan lost her eyesight, she took it as an opportunity to educate the community and change the lives of other blind and disabled people in Hawaii.

That's why Shirley Sypert, who met Phelan earlier this year while riding the bus, nominated the Hawaii Kai resident, who has been blind for 17 years, for the Star-Advertiser's Heroes Next Door recognition. Login for more...



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