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Train Your Puppy the Guide Dog Way

Guide Dogs are trusted partners for many people who are blind and visually impaired. We know these adult dogs have been specially trained, but did you know the hard work starts before they even enter the guide dog program? Before puppies can go to school to be guide dogs, they are loved, trained, and explore...

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Heidi’s Story: Mountain Climbing

by Heidi Zimmer I am a third-generation Californian, born in San Diego in 1951. My parents, who were scholars, didn’t have any specific expectations of what their children might...

Cody’s Story: Power Lifting

by Cody Colchado My name is Cody and I currently work as a motivational speaker, strength & conditioning coach, high school trainer, and assistant manager for my family’s ranch,...

Corrina’s Story: Ballet, Cheerleading, Rock Climbing, and Yoga

by Corrina Veesart I am a 33-year-old woman who is deafblind; I grew up loving a wide array of recreational and physical activities, including dance, cheerleading, yoga, rock climbing,...

Jason’s Story: Running

by Jason Corning I am hard-of-hearing and have acromatopsia, which means I have difficulty seeing in bright light. I use sign language and voice for myself and have always...

Sarah’s Story: Ice Hockey and Tae kwon do

Sarah K. McMillen Ice Hockey I grew up in Albany, New York, and attended a mainstream school in Albany; I am deaf and also have Usher syndrome. After high...

Kristine’s Story: Swimming Triathlon

by Kristine D’Arbelles When Maricar brought up the notion of participating in a triathlon, I thought it was a terrific idea for her but not necessarily for me. I’m...