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Willow inspires Kaylene’s dive for dogs

As if skydiving wasn’t terrifying (and thrilling!) enough, could you imagine doing it with your eyes closed?

The first ever Dive for Dogs is shaping up to be a day to remember for all involved, but for Kaylene, this is a cause close to her heart.

Kaylene stands proudly with Willow in harness, with a smile on her faceKaylene Brennan received Guide Dog Willow in 2011, but for the Busselton local, “it feels like I’ve had her forever!”

“I lost sight in my right eye when I was 23 due to diabetic retinopathy, a rare complication for diabetes sufferers. Two years after losing vision in my right eye, I lost vision in my left. At this point I was forced to step away from a career I loved as a primary school teacher,” explains Kaylene.

“Thanks to the generous support of the community I received much-needed services in my local area, including training with my wonderful Guide Dog, Willow.”

Kaylene is excited to Dive for Dogs on 13 May to raise vital funds for the training of the next generation of Guide Dogs in Western Australia, and encourages anyone who is considering taking the plunge, to join her!

“It’s an amazing job these dogs do. They change a person’s life, and Guide Dogs WA relies on fundraising to make it happen.”

With less than seven weeks until the big day, Kaylene has already smashed her $2,000 fundraising goal and hopes to continue her hard work in the lead up to the jump.

Kaylene and Willow will be joined on the day by Matthew with his Guide Dog Frankie, and James with his Guide Dog Hillsy.

You can join Kaylene and take the plunge by registering here, or share your support donating to her Everyday Hero page!

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