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Four-year-old Jojo Solis and her mother, Sally, open gifts Dec. 18 purchased by members of OASIS and the Frankfort Lions Club. Jojo was shot in the head in September on her way to preschool, and her injuries left her blind. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Kim and Joe Kuster, of Mokena, present toys for Jojo Solis and games designed for children who are sight impaired for the preschool. The Kusters began a support group for the blind called OASIS, with support groups in Chicago Heights, Orland Park and Frankfort. The toys were purchased by members of OASIS and the Frankfort Lions Club.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
2:00 am CST January 1, 2020

Dancing and singing to “Let It Go,” Jojo Solis is like any 4-year old; however, Dec. 18 was far from a typical day as Jojo returned to her preschool. It was her first day back after being shot in the face on Sept. 10. The shooting left her blind. 

When Mokena residents Joe and Kim Kuster heard about the young child who lost her sight, they wanted to help.

“I read Jojo’s article to OASIS members who are visually impaired and it touched their hearts,” Kim said.