Guide Dog Gypsy is not just a dog, but a member of Stephanie’s family.
With three children to bring up with husband Stan, and a job as a piano teacher, Stephanie has her work cut out. Her Guide Dog Gypsy makes all the difference.
It is hard to imagine that just four years ago Stephanie didn’t think a Guide Dog could replace her white cane and give her more independence, speed and safety of movement.
Stephanie was born with Retinopathy of prematurity, a disease affecting premature babies. It causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina which eventually detaches from the back of the eye, leading to blindness.
Stephanie called Guide Dogs Victoria and her life – and her family’s – changed forever.