Guide Dogs UK celebrates 90 years!

With Guide Dogs UK celebrating their 90th birthday today, the Shropshire Star took some time to publish a great article and shout out how amazing guide dogs are. The article emphasizes just how much independence working guide dogs give their handlers. I write quite often here on BlindTravels about my guide dog Fauna, who was raised and trained by Guide Dogs for the Blind. She is my first guide and I got her in 2018. I lost my sight in 2000 and waited 17 years before putting my hat into the ring and became a client with Guide Dogs for the Blind. The first time I took Fauna for a route was nothing short f life changing for me, the feeling of being able to travel down the sidewalk knowing that I would not run into anything was exhilarating. The net result of getting Fauna meant that I was now able to travel solo again. We traveled constantly throughout 2019, and took a break for COVID in 20202. Since things have settled down a bit in terms of the virus, we have done more traveling, especially to less-traveled locations.  

Resources

Herse a link to the article about Guide Dogs UK celebrating 90 years: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/telford/newport/2021/10/11/how-utterly-incredible-guide-dogs-help-liberate-the-visually-impaired/

Support

Guide Dogs UK and Guide Dogs for the Blind are donation driven, and if you are looking for a good place to donate that will literally change a person’s life then either of these organizations are amazing places to help out. Guide dogs for the Blind are totally donation supported, and I support them several times a year by donating prints of my photography to auctions with all the proceeds going to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Click either of the links above and you can donate directly from their pages. 

My story

If you are partially sighted and considering getting a guide dog, you can check out my story at the link below, I documented the whole process of traveling to the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus and spending two weeks learning to handle Fauna. 

Getting my first Guide Dog

Guide Dogs UK celebrates 90 years! Congratulations again to Guide Dogs UK! I for one appreciate everything you do for your clients and wish you all the best on your next 90 years! Follow me on social media at the links below. I always love to hear from my readers.

My Photography sitehttp://www.tahquechi.com/

My travel sitehttp://www.blindtravels.com/

Twitter and Instagram: @nedskee

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