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Mokena residents Kim (left) and Joe Kuster helped launch the first OASIS for the Visually Impaired meeting in Frankfort this month at the Founders Center. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
10:43 am CDT August 22, 2019

It all began with a sermon.

When Kim Kuster, from Mokena, heard of Moses going through the desert, she knew what she had to do: Kim started a nonprofit called OASIS for the Visually Impaired to help others, like herself, who are visually impaired. That includes Kim’s husband, Joe, who is completely blind.

“My passion always has been to help others who are dealing with sight loss,” Kim said.

On Aug. 8, OASIS, which stands for Orland Area Sight Impaired Support, held its first support group in Frankfort at the Founders Center, 140 Oak St.