Margaret was born with a small amount of vision in only one eye, and as time passed, Margaret lost her vision completely.
As a young child, Margaret struggled at school as she felt she didn’t have very good cane skills, and as a result, she often felt embarrassed. Living in a country town, Margaret felt quite isolated and that getting through daily life with a cane was quite exhausting. At the age of 9, Margaret was exposed to her sister’s first Guide Dog, and it was here that she knew a Guide Dog would be a perfect fit in her life.
Margaret received her first Guide Dog from Guide Dogs Victoria at age 17, and since then, she has never looked back. A lifetime, and 6 Guide Dogs later, Margaret is now paired with Scottie (pictured) and they are a wonderful team. They have been together for 12 months and Scotty graduated at our Guide Dog graduation ceremony last year.
Margaret said “Scottie is a funny dog, he likes his alone time, and he has excellent targeting and destination skills. Scottie has become my everything.”
For this reason, Margaret has become a member of the Otus Fellowship and has chosen to support Guide Dogs Victoria by leaving a gift in her Will.
You can learn more about becoming an Otus Fellowship member or leaving a Gift in your Will here.