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Literacy Lubbock

Jennifer thought she couldn't learn to read. She began classes at South Plains College, but struggled with the reading assignments. Unable to keep up with the required reading, she dropped her classes. One day, she made her way to Literacy Lubbock. After speaking with her, a staff member suspected she was dyslexic. The staff member told Jennifer about the signs of dyslexia, after hearing these, Jennifer burst into tears. For her, they were tears of joy. She now knew what the problem was. Jennifer was matched with a tutor and is back in school, majoring in Computer Information Systems.

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Lutheran Social Services

A young woman who was experiencing severe headaches went to a surrounding area's ER. After a CT scan was done, she was sent away with pain medications. Her mom was still concerned about her condition and brought her to the Health for Friends clinic run by Lutheran Social Services. They checked her blood pressure and blood sugar and found that they were both at dangerously high levels. The pain medications could have masked symptoms and if her high blood pressure and blood sugar had gone untreated, she would have very likely had a stroke.

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