Carmel

Guide / Hearing

I was born premature with serious eye conditions. My eyes got worse over the years to the point where I needed to use a white cane which I did not like using so one of my mobility instructors said I should apply for a guide dog. I applied to guiding eyes for the blind and […]

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Henna

Guide / Hearing

I am Deaf and Blind. Henna, my amazing guide dog, has given me the freedom of travel and saves my life on a daily basis. She is an extension of my body, becoming my eyes and ears. Last year, while simply crossing a familiar intersection, I was nearly crushed by the trailer of an 18 […]

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Iris

Guide / Hearing

Cerr lost her eyesight her senior year of high school. Losing her sight cost Cerr her confidence and her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. For the next 5 years, she worked on developing cane skills in the hopes of one day receiving a guide dog. However, even with a cane, Cerr’s world was limited. Iris […]

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Keebler

Guide / Hearing

Before Keebler came into my life, I was dependent on my white cane, friends and family to navigate. Since, I am totally independent to go anywhere and do anything I desire. He is my guide and friend and is always by my side wherever I am. I never feel alone or isolated. In fact, the […]

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Gimlet

Guide / Hearing

Gimlet is literally my eyes. Since getting her I’m no longer scared to go out on my own, yes I can and do occasionally use a white cane, but I feel safer and more independent with her. She has kept me from being hit by cars, stepping into puddles, tripping on stairs and so much […]

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O’Hara

Guide / Hearing

Once while crossing a street, I gave O’Hara her “forward” command. As a guide dog it is not her decision to tell me when to cross, but rather it is her job to tell me if I made the right choice. While we were about halfway across the road, an oncoming car decided they no […]

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Leader Dog Lady

Guide / Hearing

I’m Legally Blind, Leader Dog Lady is my Guide Dog. My world has changed so much since Lady came into my life, Leader Dog Lady is my eyes, she guides me to wherever I need to go or do. We go on a plane once or twice a year, I love life because I have […]

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Jingles

Jingles is a Lab/Golden cross guide dog who works as part of a heroic team with a diabetic alert canine to help Karen Ann, who is multiply disabled. Jingles is joy unbounded, full of exuberance, and works hard to guide Karen Ann safely in every situation. Crossing streets Jingles maintains focus in the face of […]

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Tabitha

Tabitha was my first Guide Dog, I obtained her from Leader Dogs for the Blind in 2004. Although now retired, she was and always will be my Hero Dog. Tabby Girl, as I called her, was the one that not only comforted me through the shock and depression of losing my sight, she welcomed me […]

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Roselle

On Sept. 11, 2001, my guide dog (for the blind), Roselle, and I were working in the World Trade Center on the 78th floor of Tower One when the airplane crashed into our building. From the outset, Roselle guided and did her job perfectly, as we went to the stairwell and traveled down 1,463 stairs. […]

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