I found out at the end of 2007 at 48 years old that I had an eye condition and my eyesight disappeared fast after that. Life will be different (with Gracie Mae) just because of the independence - having it back.
I was mobile before but now it’s like being on cruise control. I’m not afraid to hold the harness and go across the airport. It’s more crucial than ever for me to have a Leader Dog because I now have hearing loss in my right ear and my dog helps because I don’t always hear a car that’s approaching.