Rory and Guide Dog Gideon
A story of support
Rory is in his early 40s. After arriving home from a family holiday, he experienced pain in his left ear, which led to meningitis. Four days later, Rory lost his sight.
After his experience, Rory came to Guide Dogs Victoria and the Acquired Brain Injury Mobility Service to increase his independence by learning long cane skills. Having completed the initial training, Rory decided to further his independence and mobility by partnering with a Guide Dog through Guide Dog Mobility Services. This is when he met, and was matched, with Gideon.
“Gideon has changed my life, giving me the confidence and independence to go out, to take the boys to the library or pick them up from school. My life has changed dramatically in a relatively short period of time because of Guide Dogs Victoria.”
Read Rory and Gideon’s story