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Two children at center for visually impaired receive scholarships honoring Terri LaManno

Alissa LaManno, 24, (left) talked to Layna Talbott, 5, a student at the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, as her father, Jim LaManno, gave a kiss to Layna’s mother, Katherine Talbott, after CCVI announced Layna as one of two student recipients for the Teresa R. LaManno Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year.
Alissa LaManno, 24, (left) talked to Layna Talbott, 5, a student at the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, as her father, Jim LaManno, gave a kiss to Layna’s mother, Katherine Talbott, after CCVI announced Layna as one of two student recipients for the Teresa R. LaManno Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year. tljungblad@kcstar.com

The family of Terri LaManno on Wednesday met with the children who received scholarships given in her name to the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired.

LaManno’s family established the Teresa R. LaManno Scholarship after she and two others were shot and killed in April 2014 outside the Jewish Community Center and the Village Shalom retirement community in Overland Park. The scholarship provides occupational therapy for students at the center.

The center announced that this year’s recipients are 2-year-old Eli Aguilar and 5-year-old Layna Talbott.

LaManno worked for eight years as an occupational therapist at the center, including seven years working with babies assigned to CCVI’s infant program. LaManno was the occupational therapist for Layna while she was in the infant program.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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