Paul lost his eyesight at a young age, and he had to go through it alone.
Eventually Paul reached out to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and now has his Guide Dog Keith by his side, keeping him safe and giving him independence. But Keith’s not just a mobility aid, he’s a companion and his best friend.
Paul’s 12-year-old son Noah is losing his sight too. He doesn’t have a Guide Dog like Keith yet, but he will need one in the future. While he doesn’t have a ‘best friend’ like Keith to guide him yet, Guide Dogs has always been there for him since he first started to experience sight-loss at the age of four.
Teaching him how to use a cane, how to navigate to school and even helping him with his passion of riding BMX competitively.
Because Noah had Guide Dogs NSW/ACT by his side he had the support and encouragement to live life the way he wanted and to not let anything stop him.
In 2020, the number of Australians living with sight loss will reach 500,000. When you make a tax-deductible donation to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT by the end of this financial year (FY), you can help ensure that no-one has to face sight loss alone.
Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible but you must make your donation by June 30 to receive your tax benefit this financial year.