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Blind Motherhood Answers: Guide Dog Applications FAQ’s

Blind Motherhood Answers: Guide Dog Applications FAQ’s

Since being matched with my guide dog, Frances, in September I have received countless emails asking me questions relating to my overall experience. While I’ve posted an extensive video diary on YouTube chronicling my Home Training with Guiding Eyes for the Blind; I thought it would be helpful to provide a blog answering some of […]

“8” Ways Applying To Guide Dog School Is Like Applying To College

“8” Ways Applying To Guide Dog School Is Like Applying To College

Applying to Columbia University for my graduate degree was one of the most stressful experiences of my life. The application, gathering references and writing my essay took months to prepare. There was no one more shocked than I was when I finally received my acceptance letter months after submitting that massive packet of paperwork. Two […]

Grandfathers & Guide Dogs:  Adding “4” Paws to the Family

Grandfathers & Guide Dogs: Adding “4” Paws to the Family

Shortly after the initial shock of my vision loss began to subside, my husband and I discussed things we could do to potentially make my transition into blindness easier. My greatest fear during those early moments was becoming completely dependent on him for everything, from basic transportation to shopping. Since I was not born congenitally […]

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