In October of 2014, at the age of 33, Barrett’s dream of teaching his sons to fish and hunt came to an end when a hunting accident took away his eyesight. His blindness not only robbed him of the pursuit of his hobbies but it also took away his job as a computer numeric control machinist. Without eyesight or a job, times were tough for Barrett and his family. Before the accident he had pride in his ability to keep up his house in Harahan. “If something broke, I could fix it,” Barrett said. But times were different now and he needed help. He had unfinished projects at his home and the Louisiana climate had taken a toll on his property. http://charlescolemanplus.accessnetwork.us/2016/09/13/an-essential-breakdown-of-valuable-job-hunting-strategies/“I strived to be 100 percent capable of taking care of things but realistically I still needed help,” he said. Barrett’s former John Curtis Christian High School teacher Kathy Boucvalt heard about his situation and reached out for help from the newly formed Kenner Rotary Young Professionals Club. Once the members of the community service organization heard about the need they jumped in to help.
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