[bksvol-discuss] OT: Guide Dogs

  • From: "Monica Cortada" <mcortada@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 18:22:24 -0400

   My daughter was turned down for a guide dog from the Seeing Eye because
they felt she has too much vision to safely use a guide dog.  She is
devastated and my heart breaks for her.  I know there are several members of
this list who work with and know much more than I do about training and
working with guide dogs.  I'm hoping some of you kind people will email me
off list.  I'd like to ask whether it makes sense to apply elsewhere.  I'd
also like the names of some books about training Guide Dogs so my daughter
can better accept the rejection though understanding.  She's in her second
year college.  I think the administration at the small liberal arts college
she attends in Pennsylvania are going to be disappointed.  They were so
excited about supporting her that they'd already set aside a rare single
room in a dorm suite for her and "the dog".  

M in M (Monica in Maryland)

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