Emma's dream is to get a Guide Dog

Your gift could help children like Emma to be independent and achieve their dream.

Emma with Guide dog.

Emma's dream is to get a Guide Dog

Your gift could help children like Emma to be independent and achieve their dream.

Emma with Guide Dog Donate today

Emma’s story

Meet Emma. She’s 9 years old, loves reading Harry Potter and wants to be a writer when she grows up. She also has Aniridia, a condition which affects her vision.

“I have to work really hard to keep up at school too because, when I grow up, I want to be a writer, like JK Rowling,” Emma says.

Emma’s eye condition not only affects her ability to read and learn, it also impacts her socialisation. Being the only child in her school with Aniridia, Emma says sometimes she feels shy and finds it hard to make friends.

A young client, using their long cane to walk down the road on her own

Meeting Angus

That feeling changed on a visit to Guide Dogs where Emma met Angus, a therapy dog.

“Angus is the most beautiful dog I’ve ever met… If I had a dog like him, all the children at school would want to meet him and talk to me. It was so good to meet Angus, and I cried when I had to leave.”

A young client, sat with a yellow labrador whilst facing the camera and smiling

Help us make Emma’s dream come true

Emma is too young to have a Guide Dog right now, so our team of Orientation & Mobility specialists are helping her to use electronic magnifiers and other tools so she can read on her own again.

“When I am old enough, my dream is to get a Guide Dog. My Guide Dog will be my best friend. I want to name him Flash, because we will go so fast! We will walk to school together and he will help me make so many new friends.”

Our dream is Emma’s dream.

Your donation will help children like Emma to be independent and achieve their dream of getting a Guide Dog.

Please donate below.

A drawing from one of our young clients which shows her with a Guide Dog in harness, both outside and smiling

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Phone:
1800 436 364
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