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Pasco woman copes with disfiguring condition

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Teri Rienkens lives with Sturge Weber syndrome, a condition since birth that has left her disfigured and completely blind.

Born and raised in the tri-Cities, she says she still gets snickers, but she says she gets strength from her friends and family.

She can still do normal everyday activities and hasn't let her disability slow her down. Reinkens credits the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind for help with her disability. She goes there multiple times each week for computer classes and makes necklaces and bracelets.

She hopes to find more understanding for her condition and lobbies in Olympia for disabled rights.  

 

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