Theresa & Kartie
Photo Above -That's me with my first guide dog, now retired, Janie on the left and current guide, Kartie on the right. (Photo shows Theresa grinning ear-to-ear with two very happy black labs being hugged by her.)
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I am honored to be the recipient of two amazing Guides through Southeastern Guide Dogs. When my first Guide, Janie, was retired, I was devastated. My despair was quickly replaced with joy, hope, and love when I met Kartie, my current Guide.
We have been together as a powerful team since our official graduation date of January 29, 2015. Both of our lives have been enriched because of the placement.
Kartie is not only my eyes, but he is my ears too. As a deaf blind woman, I am able to lead a productive life beause of -
1) the training and socializing he received in his formative puppy years through his amazing volunteer Puppy Raisers;
2) the formal training and discipline he received through the professional trainers at the school;
and most importantly
3) the generous support of contributors and sponsors with thier donations to provide my Guide at no cost to me.
Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge their students a dime for their services.
Please join me in supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs in their mission to raise and train these puppies, and provide such a priceless service to the visually impaired.
I've set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal, and your help means a lot to me – and to the students whose lives are changed forever because of these incredible dogs.
Thank you for your help. Your donations make it possible for these puppies to stay healthy and grow into career dogs of the highest caliber!