KTNV Channel 13: 13 Days and Knights of Giving – A beloved library volunteer losing his vision

Ivan Medina has a rare retinal disease.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In the two years Ivan Medina spent as a library volunteer, he made a big impact.

“You were always on time, you were very reliable and responsible," said Jorge Carmona, a library manager who nominated Medina for the 13 Days and Knights of Giving.

Today, the 25-year-old is no longer able to volunteer, as he had since 2015. Diagnosed with a rare retinal disease, Ivan has difficulty seeing. Last year, Medina felt that with his vision deteriorating, he could no longer perform the tasks of a volunteer.

It wasn’t just a loss for Ivan. His absence was felt in the small, quiet community of the library.

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