Joe finally on the lookout for new best mate
HE’S been waiting almost a decade for a guide dog, but the first thing Joe Pilchowski wants to do when he gets his new eyes is to give back to the community that helped him.
After losing his sight more than 13 years ago, the Kirwan man has been using a cane to get around.
The former cane farmer lost most of his sight through a tumour on his pituitary gland 14 years ago and is looking forward to being assessed for a guide dog at a two-day Queensland Guide Dogs workshop from today.
The event will give blind or v i s i o n - i mpai r e d l o c a l s t h e chance to see what services are available to help people stay safe.
Guide Dogs Queensland rehabilitation services manager Bashir Ebrahim said the event included a low vision clinic where people with low vision could be assessed for training and aids..
There will also be an information session for parents of children who are blind or have low vision.
The clinic is free. To find out more, c o nt a c t Guide Dogs Queensland on 4728 6922.