Since Pat’s husband of 36 years died suddenly, she has felt isolated, vulnerable and exposed. And, being blind, she has good reason, too. Pat’s vulnerability was highlighted not long after husband passed, when callous thieves first broke into her house, while she was still at home!
Never in a month of Sundaes did Eric think his life could be transformed after living with a vision impairment since childhood. Guide Dog, Sundae, became part of his family in 2017 and she has given him his independence back – and a fresh outlook on life.
Tegan has been desperate for a Guide Dog for as long as she can remember. For Tegan, who is nearly 14 years old, a Guide Dog represents so much more than a loyal companion providing practical assistance while out and about.
“Getting around is so much more difficult without a dog. The simplest things like walking in a straight line, or finding a door or a chair, are almost impossible alone. Most people don’t realise how stressful it actually is when you’re trying to walk somewhere and you can’t see.”
Robert had a passion for hairdressing: “hairdressing is what I was known for—I was always Rob the Hairdresser.” He enjoyed the creativity of working as a colourist, spending hours on end with his trustful clients discussing everything under the sun…
At just 20, Jayne found herself in an unthinkable situation. She was assaulted so severely by the father of her children, it left her blind. As a young mother, Jayne’s children helped her to find the strength to go on.