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Siouxland native Jim Hindman battles disease


A Siouxland-native, and founder of one of the nation's largest oil-change companies, is battling a disease that could leave him blind.

When 77-year old Jim Hindman started losing his sight 20 years was a devastating blow to his independence.

"The big thing was giving up my driver's license that was the I think moment of despair"

Jim developed DRY Age-Related Macular Degeneration, a condition that slowly robs patients of vision from the middle of the eye.

Hindman was born in Volin, South Dakota.

After his father abandoned him, Hindman's mother put him into a Sioux City orphanage.

He played linebacker at Morningside College, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Social Psychology in 1957.

He went on to become a self-made millionaire when he founded Jiffy Lube in 1979.

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