Guiding Eyes

The Health Journal
October 2015

DeAnna Moore has had vision problems for most of her life, but today she faces a terrifying prospect. Moore is legally blind, and doctors say she will lose her sight entirely within the next few years. A former veterinarian, Moore decided to take control of her uncertain future by volunteering with guide dogs while she still retained some eyesight. She and her husband, Andrew, contacted Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a nonprofit organization located in New York state with program trainers in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area. Moore elaborates, “I was interested in learning about this puzzle from the inside out before I needed a dog. It was a way to get involved and pay it forward before I was on the receiving end.”