[Charity Partner] Guiding Eyes for the Blind [Location] Marietta, Georgia
Nathan is a guide dog for Megan Dean, who explains here what Nathan means to her: “Nathan and I bonded in August of 2015 after a challenging and adventurous matchmaking process. We are graduates of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program and despite what most people may think, those that have been through the selection process know that guide dogs chooses their handler…And the blessing is that Nathan chose me!
Nathan enables me to live a full and productive life with trust and confidence in him as my sighted companion. With his support, I am able to live independently, maintain a fulltime career, engage in social activities, and take fun-filled vacations. Day over day, he guides me as I take public transportation, cross busy intersections and manoeuvre public places knowing I am safe under his watchful eyes. His relentless patience as he rests under my desk while I work, his ongoing willingness to be of service at a moment’s notice, and his amazing ability to manoeuvre challenging situations most other dogs never encounter make him my Canine Super Hero.
For guide dogs, balance is important and I ensure Nathan spends a few hours each day just being a dog. He has endless enthusiasm, loves to play as hard as he works, and is fully energized with the sight of a toy.
At the end of the day, we close our eyes content with our partnership and what we have accomplished and look forward to what tomorrow holds.
Nathan is my forever hero. He has my heart and I am grateful for his loving spirit and guiding eyes.”